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captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning. breaking news. the space shuttle "atlantis" >> good morning, breaking news. the space shuttle "atlantis" touches down. >> having fired the generation, a space in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. >> stunning images, strong emotions and questions, what is the future for manned space plight in the united states? going to extremes. the dangerous heat wave keeping the nation in its grip. 32 states under a heat advisory, triple digit temperatures. in some places it will feel like 115 degrees. al's tracking it all. >> and lost hope. family members of those three
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hikers swept over yosemite waterfall are distraught. >> he was just one of those people where he really didn't deserve it. >> park rangers have called off the search today, thursday, july 21, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie in for ann cur pep you had a lump in your throat when the space shuttle atlantis touched down for the final time program look at that stung image. 135 missions, the end of an era. during the landing you could hear the emotion in the voices of some of the people in mission
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control and in the shuttle commander's voice. that was christopher ferguson. we'll have more on the landing and the future of the program in just a little while. >> then a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived and we'll be there live in just a little while. plus some important health advice for women. a new recommendation about when and how often you should get a mammogram, but it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do? dr. nancy snyderman will be here to help us sort all of it out. let's begin with the dramatic end to the space shuttle program. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat. what was it like? >> it was a dramatic day and an emotional day for everybody here and it is not over. america's space shuttle program, 30 years ongoing since 1980, '81, actually is how in the
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history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:57 eastern time, it was its 33rd mission. in all, it's trekked 25 million miles, 327 days in orbit and at 5:57 this morning it came on rest on runway 15. here now the sights and sounds as "atlantis" came in for a landing. >> landing gear down and locked. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> and mission complete, houston. after serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle has earned its place in history. it's come to its final stop. >> we copy your stop and we'll take this opportunity to congratulate you, "atlantis" as
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well as the thousands of passionate individuals across this great space-faring nation who truly empowered this incredible spacecraft which for three decades have inspired millions around the globe. job well done, america. >> great words. great words. you know, the space shuttle, the way we view the world and changed the way we view the universe. a lot of emotion today. one thing is indisputable. america will not stop exploring. thank you, colombia discovery, endevour and our ship, atlantis, thank you for protecting us and bringing this program to such a fitting end. god bless all of you and god bless the united states of america. >> that's commander chris ferguson, the commander of the four crew member team that led "at labtis" on its final mission to supply the international space station with a year's worth of supplies. matt, listen to final numbers, in all for 30 years the crews of
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the various shuttle missions have tracked 541 million miles, more than 21,000 orbits of the earth, 37 trips to the international space station and this today was the 78th landing at the kennedy space center here in florida. back to you. >> hey, congratulations to all those people who have been involved over these three decade, tom. nice work this morning. we appreciate it. great images. >> thanks very much. >> five minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >> matt, thank you. now to the dangerous heat wave blanketing much of the nation. more than 100 million people caught in its grip. nbc's kevin tibbles is on the heat beat for us from chicago. kevin, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, it's like living in a blast furnace. it is hot. it is stifling. it is suffocating and it is also very dangerous. already being blamed for more than 20 deaths and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. beating the heat or at least
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trying to in columbus, ohio, as much of the country sizzles in the sun. >> i'm trying my best to beat the heat, man, but, yeah, it's outrageous right now. >> try to stay inside when you can. when you're outside stay in the shhan 141 million americans are suffering under this oppressive dome of heat that is covering more than 1 million square miles. much of the nation has been turned into a convection oven, from times square in new york, to target field in minneapolis where baseball fans did their best to stay cool. this heat wave is also deadly. and emergency rooms across the country prepare for heat-related illnesses. >> stay cool, try not to be too active or out in the sun during the daytime. >> reporter: triple-digit temperatures in the south are creating big problems for livestock and crops. even in bismarck, north dakota, famous for its winters, it's 95 degrees. >> it's very, very, very hot. >> reporter: it was only six
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short months ago chicagoans looked like this, braving the midwest blizzard. now everybody just about everywhere is complaining about the heat. >> it's a lot better than a blizzard but it's still not good. >> reporter: how hot is it? hot enough for cookies to bake on the car dashboard. >> they're too hot to eat right now. >> reporter: no one is venturing outside for ice cream. >> too hot for the people to come out. >> reporter: but at chicago's brookfield zoo, the animals were loving the giant pop sickles they were given to chill. and guys, let's just hope that al can tell us that there is some relief in sight. you know, everyone is trying to find ways to escape from this heat. including chicago's newest resident, a 26-foot-high statue of marilyn monroe. now, we all know that this is from the film, "the seven-year itch." but i'd like to suggest today it's also from "some like it hot." matt, savannah, back to you. >> nice job there, kevin. thank you very much. too hot for ice cream? it doesn't sound possible. let's go outside. al roker is there.
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>> yeah, al, is there any relief in sight? >> eventually we are looking for some relief for some of us but not for all of us. here today through saturday, 32 states, heat watches, warnings and advisories. look at the temperatures we're going to be looking at. air temperatures, 97 in cleveland, 95 in chicago. 101 air temperature in st. louis. 102 in tulsa. raleigh will see triple digits. factor in the heat, here's where it becomes dangerous. syracuse, it's going to feel like 107 degrees. 102 in cleveland. 103 in chicago. here's what we look for as far as the setup. the big heat dome we're talking about, a little cooler. the frontal system is making its way to the midwest. so we'll see temperatures in the 80s up through the dakotas on in to minnesota, parts of wisconsin and as we move on to sunday/monday, that system slides south so we have more seasonable temperatures from the great lakes to the northeast. take a look. the southwest, the gulf coast,
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the mid-atlantic states down to the southeast, you're going to continue to bake. no relief in sight for you. matt? >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. we'll get the rest of the forecast in a couple of minutes. meantime, in washington, the temperature will soar today. this as talks heat up on finding ways to raise the debt ceiling with the deadline ten days away. but the president and congressional republicans may actually be moving further apart. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> we listened to the president the fact that he had separate meetings at the white house. democrats, republicans. the image that comes to my mind is divide and conquer. any progress at all? >> reporter: well, it depends on how you define progress because in many ways we're in the same place we were two months ago, three months ago, four months ago. nobody has a plan that can get through the republican-controlled house of representatives. not president obama, not speaker of the house john boehner, and
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not senators mitch mcconnell and harry reid. that's the issue. house republicans don't like any of these ideas that are coming out of the senate, whether it's this gang of six, big deal idea, or the backroom legislative gymnastic idea that mitch mcconnell has put together. in fact, they hate that idea so much that if there's one piece of optimism here, matt, is that got them to decide, you know what? we're better off dealing directly with president obama. >> yeah. this reid-mcconnell plan, 80 republicans, 80 house republicans got together. they signed a letter to boehner and cantor saying they don't like this deal at all. they're circulating the letter trying to get more signatures. which brings the question up. if we get to the august 2nd deadline with no larger deal, the reid-mcconnell plan had been considered the fallback, the safety net. is that now dead? >> reporter: well, no. but it could be this -- it may be that house republicans won't vote for it the first time. i've had many republican members tell me this, matt, which is the
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likelihood that we're going to see some sort of t.a.r.p.-like moment -- remember back in september 2008 where the house voted down the big bailout of the banks, the markets reacted and then congress voted again. i'm hearing more and more that that might be the only way something gets through the house. now, under that circumstance, it actually probably would lead to the bigger deal after the near catastrophic financial reaction. >> just explain one last thing in a few seconds, if you will. the white house suggested yesterday that the president might be in agreement with a short-term raising of the debt ceiling if he thought that larger plan was in the works. we have not heard that from the president's lips yet. is it an option? >> reporter: it has to be if he wants the bigger deal. the president wants one badly. he's winning politically short term right now. he knows he'll lose politically if he doesn't get a bigger deal.
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he's trying to buy time, matt. >> chuck todd at the white house this morning. as always, thank you very much. 11 after the hour, here's savannah. it has tempers flaring, and a tiff between two congressmen in florida has turned very personal. nbc's kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill for us this morning. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, well, this started with a slow burn, a disagreement over the debt and then it caught fire quickly. many democrats are asking a republican congressman to apologize. his office said, no apology needed and that it was the democrats that went too far. a florida feud. two members of the house in a debt limit duel that got personal. congresswoman betty wassermann schultz was also the chair of the democratic national committee and a tea party star. congressman allen west, a freshman republican who hit "send" on a nasty e-mail to wassermann schultz. you are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the house of representatives. and there's more.
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but first, here's what set him off. tuesday, west spoke in favor of the republicans' debt-cutting bill. then wassermann schultz got up and accused him of betraying senators. >> the gentleman from florida who represents thousands of medicare beneficiaries as do i is supportive of this plan that would increase costs of medicare beneficiaries, unbelievable. from a member of south florida. >> reporter: when a blistering e-mail told wassermann schultz to shut the heck up and hit a nerve with this -- you have proven repeatedly that you are not a lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me. democratic congresswomen accuse west of sexual harassment. >> just once again we have been told that in order to be a lady, we need to stay in our places. >> in any other employment environment, he would be subject to a sexual harassment claim for creating a hostile work environment. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, his office said, congressman west does not hate
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women, as the husband and father of two daughters. west declined the request, but in an interview with fox, said liberals want to play victim. she is not a victim. she's been attacking allen west for quite sometime. in that interview, the congressman also complained of a double standard, saying in the past, he's been attacked with racially-charged words like, quote, uncle tom, sellout and oreo. west, who is one of only two african-american house republicans, began the speech that started this tuesday pointing out that a democrat confused him. >> i see the gentleman from south carolina. >> reporter: with south carolina republican tim scott. >> i do need to correct my colleague. i'm not from south carolina, i'm from florida. that's okay. i'm the guy with hair. >> reporter: for her part, wassermann-schultz said the e-mails does not blame her and blamed republican policy. >> it's not surprising he cracked under the pressure of having to defend that. >> reporter: she makes one more
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point, florida does not require congressmen to reside in their districts. allen west does not live in his. he lives nearby in her district. >> as a constituent of mine. c >> he lives in your district. >> he actually lives in my district. >> reporter: in that statement from congressman west's office to nbc says he complained to leaders in both parties about wasserman schultz. i can tell you that both democrats and the congressman from florida, congressman west is using this incident to try to raise campaign cash. savannah? >> kelly o'donnell on the hill for us. thank you. >> let's swing over to natalie at the news desk. natalie handled the special report on the landing of atlantis. you got choked up, too. >> i did get choingd. as little kids we looked at the shuttle flights and dreamed of some day especially seeing women become astronauts. it was a special moment for all of us.
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it was great. news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost
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more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment. as to the glimpse of the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, it revealed more, how they met. >> she interpreted to me as we went around china and, you know, who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like her? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines. murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines and no one is under any illusions. the substance hasn't changed. murdoch's empire is threatened by the deepening british investigation. >> just the beginying of all of the questions. martin fletcher in london. thank you. the tsa is installing new privacy protection technology in 40 airports around the country
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and with the new software, when travelers pass through security, a generic body outline will be shown instead of the image of a naked body that had many flyers outraged. hurricane dora is now a massive category 4 storm and is picking up steam churning off pacific coast of mexico. dora could bring life-threatening waves and riptides to the coast there and will not make landfall. there have been no atlantic hurricanes yet this season. let's head to wall street. mandy drury joins us at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. it might be really hot outside, but weak economic date from both china and the european area overnight giving global investors the chills. also if you're holding technology stocks, you want to listen up to this because we got information from both mobile phone, network equipmentmaker ericsson and chipmaker intel and they were warning and giving the market some information that it really didn't want to hear. intel's case warning of softer demand. we're also watching a second
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bailout deal for greece and whether or not european policymakers can contain the debt crisis from spreading further around the european zone. back to you. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thank you. some shocking images from india this morning. a leopard pouncing, fangs bared on to a man's back. the snarling feline mauled 11 people in a west bengal village sending forestry officials running for their lives. six people are still recovering from their injuries. only after a terrifying standoff could police tranquilize the animal and it died soon after that. >> they say in india the lep arsed are protected, but they've had problem where they're encroaching more and more on villages looking for food. >> it's a big problem. >> thanks, natalie. >> sure. >> hot. >> absolutely. and staying that way. you and the weather. >> thank you very much. >> you look hot, al. >> let's see what's happening and we'll show you for today, we do have a risk of strong storms
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as the front drops down to new england in the northeast, but we've got slightly cooler weather. that's the good news through the plains and into minnesota. some showers hit or miss in the pacific northwest and the heat continues throughout m that's what's happening around the u.s. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning to you. we're going to see a pretty hot day. you can see what's left from the marine layer. what you'll notice is it's clearing out very quickly. that means the sun's going to shine through much earlier in the city of san francisco. looking toward a high as a result of 82 beautiful degrees in the city today. mid 90s in the east bay valley, even the south bay valleys getting warm. 91 sane jose, good news is we cool down tomorrow through the weekend. temperatures next week warmer. matt? >> al, thank you ry >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> hope is all, but lost today upon finding three hikers alive who were swept over a waterfall at california's yosemite national park. nbc's george lewis is there this morning. good morning to you.
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>> good morning to you, matt. it was a traumatic experience for family members and friends watching the three victims disappear into the waterfall and down to the rapids below. park officials say it was a tragic chain reaction, a dozen or so people had entered the river above vernal fall posing for pick thes urs. denise garcia watched it unfold. >> they started jumping from rock to rock. when the guy jumped from one rock to the other rock, he slipped and he slipped and started going down and then the girl, she started slipping and so the guy that was taking the pictures put the camera down and went after them and they all three went over the waterfall. >> to go over the precipice at vernal fall is not survivable and so they are presumed dead at this time. we have not recovered their bodies. >> reporter: and it's unlikely the bodies will be recovered for some time as the rushing water fed by heavy snow runoff is simply too dangerous for search and rescue divers.
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the victims have been identified as 22-year-old hormiz david, 21-year-old ramina badal and 27-year-old ninos yacoub. a prayer service honoring the young victims. >> two of ninos yacoub's cousins remember him fondly. he was one of those people that didn't deserve it. his family didn't deserve it. his parents -- his parent his a love for him so strong, too. it's just, like, it's somebody that we need him on this earth, like, he -- >> he holds our family together. he's our rock. he's our angel. he is really our angel. >> reporter: 1500 people a day make the hike up to the top of vernal fall. park rangers say the area is well posted with warnings. >> this area is enclosed. there are signs posted saying
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hey, it's dangerous. the water is very swift. don't go over here, but there's no ranger that's up there telling people they're not allowed to go over to that area. >> reporter: so far this year, six people have died in drowning accidents in yosemite. park rangers tell us it could be september before the waters have receded enough to permit the recovery of bodies. >> george lewis in california this morning. george, thank you very much. coming up, a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in just a foot and a half of water. we'll have the latest on that story and much more ahead, but first this is "today" on nbc. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool!
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>> good thursday morning to you. 7:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. fairfield police think there may be an armed dangerous man hiding in a neighborhood after a s.w.a.t. stand-off that lasts for hours overnight. an elderly woman called police to her home around 8:20 last night. she told officers her son michael austin had pointed a gun at her head and choked her almost unconscious. after hours spent trying to coax him out of the house the s.w.a.t. team burst through the doors to find austin gone. time to look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning.
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welcome back. we're looking good this morning. we don't have a lot of low cloud cover hugging the coast but you'll find a little in the city of san francisco. most of that is south of the golden gate bridge. 94 degrees in fremont today. 91 in san jose. mid 90s in the east bay valleys. you want to drink a lot of water if you work outside. the good news is we drop off and hey, the weekend's around the corner. 87 degrees on friday. 82 on saturday and sunday. both days you'll likely spend time at home. probably give your ac a break over the weekend. we're going to jump back up to the 90s monday through wednesday, and next weekend looking downright hot. so enjoy the 80s while they last. let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> i love the 80s. we're looking here to the east shore freeway. interstate 80, speeds about 50 miles per hour. so 25-minute drive off the carquinez bridge. 680, a possible slowdown at the interchange and that is what we're seeing. slow southbound heading toward the san mateo bridge as well.
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an earlier accident has cleared at the 880/92 interchange. the fast lane should get by. closer to 55 through the area. then sunol, southbound side, heading to the left of the screen, that is a slow drive approaching that express lane. we've seen that kick off relatively early. we'll see metering lights, kicking off on monday. >> bright out there. thanks, mike. for the latest check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local up dit in about a half hour. have a great morning.
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7:30 now ona -- on a thursday morning, july 21, 2011. the big apple is going to turn into the baked apple today with temperatures in the mid 90s. >> sorry, forgot to laugh. >> the index probably greater than that. some ways to beat the heat coming up. inside studio 1-a where it's a lot cooler than it is outside, matt lauer with savannah guthrie. ann is off today. two conflicting studies on women's health. >> when and how often women should get mammograms. this morning, the latest
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recommendations. plus why c-sections are at the highest rate ever. >> all right. >> then, let's stay together. divorce rates are dropping these days. why more and more couples are deciding to keep their vows, stay together even in the tough times. and how to stay safe when you're doing the home improvement projects, good advice. >> it's important. let's begin with a story out of north carolina where a young girl was attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. lulia luciano is in greenville, north carolina with the latest on that. good morning to you. good morning to you, matt. what started out as a perfect family day at the beach turned dangerous. now that little girl is trying to survive that terrible attack. >> reporter: the 6-year-old girl was swimming with her family at 5:30 tuesday evening. she was boogie boarding in a foot and a half of water, her mother ten feet away when witnesses say the shark struck, seriously wounding her right
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leg. witnesses here are still reeling from the attack. >> i really want to know that she's okay. i did not like what i saw. it really tore me up. >>. >> reporter: in a statement, her family asked for privacy saying that the 6-year-old is in good condition and good spirits quoting her as saying, i hate sharks, i like dolphins way better. with warm water temperatures, experts say shark sightings are not uncommon. area beaches remain open, beachgoers are on high alert. >> keep the kids out of the water in the morning and in the evening. >> i feel sorry for her and i hope that i don't get bit. >> the shark attack is the second in the waters of north carolina in less than a month. >> it hurt. >> reporter: 10-year-old cassidy cartwright was bit by a shark twice in the leg. she was also in shallow water. >> and i found out that it wasn't. it pulled me down again. >> reporter: most attacks happened close to shore where sharks like to feed. >> listen to the local experts.
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if there have been a lot of shark sightings, that's probably a good sign that you need to respect these waters and these incredible creatures that live here. >> reporter: across the u.s. this year, there have been 15 reported shark attacks, among them, 12-year-old nicholas who this month survived when a bull shark bit him in texas. >> we were swimming in the surf, you know, just having a good time in waist-deep water and a shark came up and bit my foot. >> and while shark attacks are extremely rare, experts urge swimmers to stay away from the water during dusk and dawn since some sharks are most active during those times, to swim in groups, and not to venture away from the shore, matt? >> sounds like good advice. lilla luciano in greenville, thank you so much. the latest on the hot country grippicount r -- weather in the country.
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>> what's the name of your group? >> where are you from? >> huntington, west virginia. >> nice cool shirts, makes you look cool at least. mild in the northeast, mild through the northwest. sizzling in much of the country with a risk of strong storms in the upper ohio river valley. sunday, sunday -- sunny, warm here in the northeast. look for rain in the mid ohio river valley. but the rest of the country is hot. mild conditions and sunshine. perfect in the pacific >> good morning to you. taking a live look from the embarcadero, you can see the ocean at this time. we didn't have that yesterday. today it's going to be really nice. what little we do have left of the marine layer is starting to break apart. we're looking toward a hot day inland but the good news is the warm weather is not going to last all weekend long. we're down to the 80s on friday, saturday and sun, next week the 90s and triple digits are back.
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and that's your latest weather. if you need extra weather any time of the day or night, go to weather channel on cable or weather.com on-line. now the case of the disturbing murder case in florida where a teen is accused of killing his parents and throwing a party at his home while their bodies lay inside. his best friend is speaking out about finding their bodies. mark potter is in port st. lucie, florida with the latest. good morning. >> good morning to you, savannah. prosecutors say they will seek first degree murder charges against tyler hadley who live in the house behind me. and already there's a witness in the case, an important witness, another teen who was a close friend. >> reporter: at the party on the same day police say 17-year-old tyler hadley on the right murdered his parents with a hammer, his close friend, michael mandell on the left said he took this picture in hadley's home.
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mandell tipped them off to the murder. he told the station in west palm beach, florida hadley confessed to him about killing his father, blake hadley and his mother, mary jo hadley. >> after he told me, i didn't believe him. he'd been my best friend forever. he said if i looked i could see signs. i looked on the floor, i could see blood and that's when i went around back and looked in his parents' bedroom. >> that bedroom is where they found the body covered with furniture, and bloody towels. >> there seems to be head trauma and torso trauma. >> as the door opened, there was a large amount of blood and blood stains on the bedroom floor and sheets. mandell said that's what he saw. >> i saw bloody sheets piled everywhere. i saw broken pictures with blood on them. and i looked down and saw his dad's leg. >> reporter: mandell identified as mm told police on saturday that he stated he was going to kill his parents. m.m. did not take him seriously.
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the report says at a party at hadley's house later that night, tyler also told m.m. that he stood behind his mother while she was sitting at the computer and thought about killing her for five minutes. then he decided to strike his mother in the head with a hammer. when he began hitting her, she screamed and turned around and asked tyler hadley, why? the report says hadley then killed his father and took three hours to clean up all of the blood, saying it was more than he had expected. now police say mandell told them that hadley planned to kill himself before he was arrested. police say when they got to the house, hadley appeared frantic. he has now entered a plea of not guilty. the public defender said it's too early in the case for him to make a public comment. savannah? >> mark potter in port st. lucie this morning, thank you. easy ways to keep cool in the summer heat. but then, a report about women and when you should be getting a mammogram after this.
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>> back now at 7:41. this morning on "today's health," the fight against breast cancer. a top group of obgyns released a report that said women need to get mammograms much earlier than the government recommends. dr. nancy schneiderman is here to talk about that and a record rise in c sections in this country. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> start on the issue of
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mammograms. forgive us all nondoctors for being confused. we were told you don't need to get the mammograms until 50. now they say get them every year at 40. >> if you think you're confused, you ear not alone. women who are physicians are just as confused. what you're looking at is frankly a little bit of politics, a little different way of looking at science. a year ago, the u.s. preventive task force came out and said there's no data that screening women before the age of 50 was live. there was a hubbub, but there was data. they crunched the numbers on saving lives. today the gynecologists have come out and said, no, you have to screen by the age of 40. the 40 to 50-year age group, what does it mean? >> what should women do if you are in that age group? >> we have to remember it's not one size fits all. the problem with women before the age of 50 is that ma' mammography is not so great for screening the breast cancer.
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the breast is denser because estrogen levels haven't dropped. finding them isn't easy. there are more false positives. we're not sure if you find a tumor at the age of 40 it was going to be one of the bad actors that really is a killer. it could be a tumor that puts along or goes away. >> is it a case where you have some of the risk factors and what are some of the people that people should watch for. >> preventive task force at least used science and data, even though people didn't like the message, they really crunched the numbers. the gynecologists are not breast cancer doctors, they're not surgeons, they're not radiologists, i want to separate those two things and tell women, if you have a family history, if you're a smoker, if you're obese, if you have any of the breast cancer genes, if you're concerned, if you have dense breasts and you think maybe i need an mri instead, individualize. but this really is a time for women to know that blanket recommendations right now should
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be shoved aside. >> there's no one-size-fits-all. let's move on to the issue of c-sectionings. all-time high, 34% of births performs by a c-section. is this a concern? >> well, i don't like the trend. we know if you had a previous c-section, then you can safely, 99% of the time have a vaginal birth after c-section. >> most doctors think -- tell their patients if you have to have a c-section before, you have to have one the next time around. >> it's split. women are driving that conversation saying, well, i had a c-section once, i feel safer doing it that way. some women, frankly, don't like the idea of giving birth. they think a little incision, pop the baby out that way, it's easi easier. they schedule it that way. and this malpractice issue limit hovering over a lot of doctors with the idea of what could go wrong in a vaginal birth. now, here's why if you are pregnant a vaginal birth makes sense. when the baby passes through the
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birth canal, the lungs gets squished and amniotic fluid gets pushed out. there's a real reason mother nature planned it that way. >> are people underestimating how safe it is. >> vaginal is safer most times than c-section. most of the time, do it the old-fashioned way, unless you're worried about a pre-existing risk factor. talk to your doctor. >> thank you. good to see you. >> you're welcome. still ahead, the divorce rate going down sharply. why? we'll get in to that. but first, these messages. 
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when you think of libya, a war zone probably comes to mind. but nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel came across ancient ruins there that may take your breath away and may make you forget about the conflict for a little while. richard, good morning. glad to have you in new york. >> people think of libya, as you said, they think of gadhafi, the
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war zone. there's a totally different libya. hundreds of miles of unspoiled mediterranean coast. an ancient city. we went to the city mention in the bible, many know it as the city of serene. it's under rebel control and for the first time, perhaps, it's accessible to visit. east of the rebel capital, benghazi, is the ancient city of serene. unesco called it one of the most impressive complexes of ruins in the entire world, with a forest of columns, temples, and a massive theater overlooking a long valley. 2,500 years ago, this was a flourishing greek city. it was called the athens of north africa. there was even a school here established by the student of sock are a t socrates. history moves on, it became a roman city, even the christians lived here. because of libya's modern
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political isolation, there's been no excavation. and this becomes one of the best preserved classical helenistic sites outside of greece. details hint of what life was like here, a home to greek scholars and later a bread basket of the roman empire. it was rich with carpets of geometric mosaics and gracefully proportioned statues defaced by ic iconoclasts centuries ago, but now undisturbed. this is the fountain of apollo and the reason it was built here in the first place with the natural springs flowing from the cliff. and even today with the irrigation and layered pools and aqueducts pumping water throughout the city, still works. water traces through the canals in a steady stream, feeding wild fires that grow between the rocks. it's open to visitors, but few come. it's a rare joy to have an archaeological site almost to
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yourself. some libyans come here to escape the war. yusuf, a pipe welder, brought his family to forget gadhafi and guns and fighting. >> translator: libya's culture belongs to the world. it should be open to tourists, to everyone. that's the image we want the world to have when they think of libya, he said -- a rich history, often overshadowed by war and dictatorship. libya is covered with ane except sites, so many, in fact, that there were accusations that gadhafi was hiding some of his weapons by ancient ruins so they wouldn't be bombed by nato. >> you did this story a couple of weeks ago, you were there. how easy is it to travel from one part of the country to another right now? >> completely easy. these areas are under rebel control. these rebels are pro-american. they're really pro-western. nato is trying to give them a country and topple gadhafi. so it's open. >> it's open. beautiful images too. richard, thank you very much.
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nice change of pace as well. >> absolutely. coming up, easy and fun ways to keep cool in the brutal heat wave that about half of the country is experiencing. but first, we'll take a look at your local news and weather.
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>> good thursday morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a memorial service will be held today for a uc san francisco professor killed in a recent shuttle bus accident. dr. kevin mack died riding a shuttle bus to san francisco general hospital last thursday. a big rig collided with the vehicle on octavia boulevard. an initial police report suggests that the bus driver may have run a red light. the 52-year-old worked as a psychiatrist and associate professor for more than a decade. the memorial will be held at the university's campus at 5:00. as a result of that crash ucsf says it will put seat belts in all of its shuttle buses. let's switch gears, look at the forecast with christina. >> good morning to you. high pressure is going to bring
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our temperatures up a touch from yesterday. about 96 in the inland valleys. this is what we're looking at throughout the day tomorrow. all the way into the weekend, cool conditions, onshore flow friday through the weekend. for today, one hot one to get through. 96 in fairfield. 96 in livermore and concord. mild in the north bay, 90 for you, 82 degrees in san francisco. we have a little bit of low cloud cover hugging the coast this morning but it's burning off quickly. i think by about 10:30 we'll be done with that marine push. 87 by friday. the low 80s saturday and sunday. next week on average looking much warmer. we'll continue to warm up wednesday into next weekend, triple-digit weather back on the map. finally, july-like weather in the bay. one more week away. >> just in time for the end of july. we'll look at the north bay. her sensors are showing 8 and 9 miles of visibility through the
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north bay but we see slowing through novato and san rafael. you might find a patch or two. i'm tracking that. we have fog at the golden gate bridge but that's about it. the drive through the east bay all right. accident 101 causing a bit of a problem out of daily city into the city. and the backup in oakland we see slowing at high street. that's the focus of the slowdown for the nimitz into downtown and sunnier there than at the golden gate bridge. >> pretty day. 7:58. for the latest check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. [ female announcer ] this is the story of sam,
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i owe all of them my son. [ female announcer ] alta bates summit medical center and sutter health -- our story is you. 8:00 now on a thursday morning. it's the 21st day of july, 2011. yes, we've done it a couple of times. it's a hot one here in new york city. going to get hotter this afternoon. and then hotter still by tomorrow. when c.lo green takes to the stage in the last half-hour. i think he's going to sing "crazy." we love him. he's going to be here tomorrow morning if you're in the area, come on down. meanwhile, i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie.
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savannah is here and ann takes the day off. mr. roker joins us as well. coming up, talking about divorce. we talked about the divorce rate in this country being one in two, 50%. there's a trend that some of the children of those divorces are trying to do things differently in their own lives, sticking it out in their marriages, in some cases for their children. but, what is the impact on children when you hang in there, even if your marriage has trouble? we're going be talking about that. >> that's the issue. with the heat that's dripping more than 30 states. we can feel it out here this morning, we're going to have some great tips to help keep you cool. weather to what you're drinking and wearing. fun games for the kids to play. or, if you want to stay inside, keep the air conditioning whirring along. all right, and a little later on, bow to wow. some makeovers for deserving pooches. >> really cool dog. >> ah. >> before we get to them,
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natalie has the headlines. goom, natalie. good morning, matt, savannah and al. more that 1.5 million americans have no relief in sight from the searing temperatures. the heat and humidity will make it feel like 110 to 115 degrees in some places. the recent heat wave is blamed for 20 deaths. heat advisories are in effect for 32 states. in minnesota, it was so hot, someone baked cookies on the dashboard of a car. looked like they were good. the end of an era. the final stop for the space shuttle program with the landing of "atlantis" this morning at the kennedy space center. after the program's final flight, thousands of people, including the shuttle workers about to be laid off were on hand for that landing. today the senate is expected to take up a house plan to increase the debt ceiling if congress adopts a balanced budget amendment. the bill would make debilitating cuts to medicare. the faa is facing a partial shutdown this weekend if the
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house and senate cannot agree on a short-term extension of the operating authority. a deal is held up over disagreements over union rights and funding for rural airports. the faa says 4,000 workers could be furloughed on saturday. but airport screeners and safety inspectors will not be affected. brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." brian? coming up tonight, tom brokaw has a story for us about a place he found in this country where folks are shopping for expensive cars and houses that are selling for more than the asking price. we'll take you where there's no signs of an economic crisis. that and more tonight for now, natalie, back to you. what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking on-line. the blogosphere is marveling over pluto's fourth moon called p-4. it won't mean a promotion for pluto as you know was demoted from planet status to dwarf five
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years ago. twitter fans are passing around this video of a manhole in montreal blowing the top on monday. the pressure from a foot of rainfall was strong enough to lift the backend of a car. and a foul ball left a young san francisco giants fan in a foul mood. the guy just in front of him there snagged the ball and adding insult to injury, he gave it to a girl. i think he was being a perfect gentleman. but, yeah, the little guy is not liking that too much. it's 8:04. back outside to al with a check of our weather for us. hey, al. >> thanks so much. a lot of good friends here. your sign said your mom neglected you? you would leave her alone when you watched the "today" show. >> not like you were raised by wolves. you look okay. mom did okay. let's check your weather and see what's happening. panama city, florida, news channe7.l isolated afternoon
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thunderstorms, 92 degrees today. a lot ofarlas cee going to be hotter than it is in florida. strong storms moving in to iowa. we've got wet weather moving in to northern new england as well later today as the front drapes across there bringing a risk of strong storms. that slight risk of strong storms in the mid weps. the showers, hit or misses, another front moves through in the pacific northwest. dangerous heat, 32 states across the country and there's some our neck of the woods is not included in that oppressive heat wave. we are going to see a warmer than average day across the bay area. this is part of the reason why, the marine layer is already starting to push back out to sea, and our temperatures are climbing the city of san francisco as a result. 77 degrees at noon in the city. by 4:00 p.m., a high in san francisco of 82 degrees. clear conditions. 94 degrees. a lilt warmer in places like fremont and livermore.
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we cool off in time for the weekend. we've got a nice breeze here. doesn't it feel good. everybody say, ah! savannah? > >> ah. okay, thanks, al. sticking it out. more and more couples are deciding to stay together even through the tough times. we'll find out why after this. s. it all happened so fast. it was clearly too late for me to do anything as my mercedes collision system automatically kicked in. the next thing i know, the mercedes stopped itself. ♪ watching what mercedes has done in bringing together these sensors in a car with software that has the ability to save your life. that's magical software. [ male announcer ] the innovation, the engineering of mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. for febreze fabric refresher. they agreed. [ experimenter 1 ] relax, take some nice deep breaths. [ experimenter 2 ] what do you smell? lilac. clean. there's something that's really fresh. a little bit beach-y.
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i was really really close as a kid had an affair and changed everything overnight. the way i found out, i was 12, my brother was 9. he came to the kitchen and just announced that he was leaving. and that was it. the whole family was annihilated just like that. >> for generation x born between 1965 and 1980, almost half come from divorced families according to u.s. census data. >> the '70s and '80s were, if you're unhappy, if you're not satisfied, you might think about leaving your marriage. >> that all changed when it came time for generation x to tie the knot and start their own families. >> in retrospect, i see now that i did almost everything in my life through my parents' divorce. i wanted to find not just a good
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boyfriend. i wanted to find a soul mate, my best friend. i wanted to find somebody who would never leave me. >> according to a recent census report, three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a ten-year anniversary. >> people who are young adults now and grew up in a time of high divorce think to themselves, i don't want to do that again, i don't want to do that to my kids. that's a bad experience. i want to avoid it. >> making it harder for those who do end up divorced today, like susan. >> i got to meet the generation x parents who feel good about getting divorced. it was heart breaking. i can't say whether it's a good decision or a bad decision. it happened. >> susan gregory thomas is the author of "in spite of everything" and gary newman is a relationship expert and the author of "connect to love." good morning to both of you. nice to see you.
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you were profoundly affected by your parents' divorce. you write in a book, as a mother, this became my fox hole prayer, please, please, whatever it is, do not let divorce happen to my children. a portrait of parents yelling, children numbly eating frozen pizzas in front of the tv. it had been scorched earth, a bomb. you did whatever you could to keep it from happening to you, didn't you? >> i did whatever i could. i thought i did whatever i could. it's important to me that i not repeat my parents' mistakes. and that meant working really, really hard to find a mate who was stable, who was kind, who was going to be a really good dad. >> but them you tried to stick it out despite the fact that problems arose. and even if you look at the title of your book, in spite of everything, you hear people say, stick it out, you know what? those words are depressing to me. because i think in some ways, people are surrendering their
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happiness for the sake of not repeating a past problem. >> that's the big question -- should we stay in a miserable marriage for the sake of the children. that used to be, if i'm free, then everyone is going to be happy. nowadays the thought is, for your children, you work harder and harder at your marriage. you do everything possible and not give up in order to make it a satisfying marriage rather than get out. >> going back in time a little bit, susan, i was struck by something in the book -- you talk about the fact. i think you and your husband -- you knew each other for eight years or so before you got marry? >> we were living together for eight years. >> he was your best friend. i wonder if getting married to a best friend in some ways meant there wasn't the passion in the relationship that you probably needed to make the relationship work in the end? >> i think that hindsight is always 20/20. it turns out that most of generation x was together before getting -- getting married.
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>> even though statistics say that's not the best thing. >> even though they say that. but i think for me, for a lot of us, we wanted to make sure that it was going to work so that when we finally made the commitment, it was going to be airtight. there was going to be no questions. but i think that you're right. i think that one of the issues is that the sexual revolution of the '70s. the women's liberation movement, even though i'm totally in support of it, as a child growing up is that era -- it was very scary. there was so much passion, this was so much sex. and for us, it felt scary and unsafe. >> what happens in a relationship, gary, when two people start to realize they're together only for the sake of not hurting their children, how does that damage their intimate relationship? >> they really start to break down and start going their separate ways. it's easy in life to get so stuck with stuff going on that we can lead parallel lives.
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and if we pull our heads up out of the sand, eight, ten years later, we all of a sudden say we don't know how to do this anymore. it's that rhythm. it's really the antedote, to try to save your relationship. one of the things i learned in my relationship is with time, happier women were the ones who spent on average 30 minutes or more uninterrupted time with their spouse daily talking and chatting. >> is perhaps the real answer not sticking it out, but making a better divorce than the one you lived through? i know yours was a divorce that was much friendlier than the one your parents went through? >> well, it's not an oxymoron, anymore, a friendly divorce. i do think divorce is awful. i'm not going to say it's good. it's awful. but having had such a strong friendship when we parted ways, even though it was terrible, the friendship came back. and we have devoted to our
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children. i know, again, that sounds hypocritical because we got divorced. we really talk on the phone every day about our kids. we make decisions jointly, even microdecisions. it's hilarious. we're the gen-x helicopter parents even though we're divorced. it doesn't stop there. >> it's a fascinating concept. we hope that the trend continues and the divorce rate declines. we hope it does it for the right reasons. thanks so much. susan, thanks. great to have you guys here. keeping cool in the sweltering heat. we'll get to that right after this. ♪ hey, i just finished painting in the kitchen. why is he still here? i think we should keep it. it speaks to me. [ voice ] don't paint me. yeah...no. he's gotta go. [ male announcer ] for quick, easy coverage, get glidden brilliance 2n1 paint and primer. performs like paint twice its price. plus other low prices every day on everything.
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food's rip is brought to you by mcdonald's, i'm loving it. this morning, on "today's whip," beating the heat. may be a scorcher outside. but we found great ways to chill out. >> four experts gathered this morning. first up, how to handle the heat in your own home. a today contributor and host of "open house." good to see you. let's stay cool. air conditioners have come a long way since i was a kid. technology is good on these things. >> if you have one, you have the right btus for your room. they say, i want the most btus, get my room as cold as possible. don't necessarily do that. lower btus for a smaller room or you're going to get a lot of condensati condensation.
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you don't want direct sunlight. if at all possible. >> some people can't avoid that. >> you can keep it out and help the air conditioner work better. >> don't forget to change the filters. >> easy, right here, you want to clean them once a month. replace them once a year. >> not a bad idea. a lot of people look at fans as old school. used in conjunction with air conditioner can be effective. >> the best friend. if you put it on the other side of the room, it will create a draft. it spreads the cooler around, it creates as much energy. >> so you're using electricity, you're saving money on cooling your room. >> a bigger room, you want to get to a number of different rooms, it spreads the cold air to each room. >> we're talking about programmable thermostats. we've been singing their praises for a long time, why do you like them so much? >> they save energy. if you have them in your house, they keep the house cool when you're in there. they don't keep it that cool when nobody's there. it's wasting away. >> what do you expect to have to
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invest in the thermostat. >> the thermostat doesn't cost much at all, under $50, $30. you'll save hundreds of dollars on your energy bill. >> thank you very much. nice to have you here. move over to savannah. >> nothing will cool you off like thirst-quenching cold drinks and treats. "woman's day" editor has some ideas. we need to stay hydrated in heat like this. >> you have to. when you're thirsty, it's too late. you have to keep drinking, you're sweating, losing water, you have to replenish that. >> unsweetened tea, unsweetened iced team is a good choice. it has caffeine to give you a boops. it's packed with anti-oxidants. we say unsweetened, sugar makes you thirstier. you get a dose of vitamin c. >> coconut water doesn't taste like coconut. >> the new new thing. it's packed with potassium and elect ro lites. you can never go wrong with water. >> great devices here. how did you make this?
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>> this is the cover story for "woman's day," a watermelon, a cantalou cantaloupe, and honey dew. you puree it, freeze it, put it to a dish. it's a great alternative to a store-bought. >> not too much calories either. >> twist on our favorite, lemonade. >> we have the mint lemon splashy, a ginger lemonade. and we had a lemonade where you pur pur pureed strawberries. add water. it gives it a lift. it's a great refreshing drink. >> head over to al. thanks so much. toys and games. there are a lot of ways to keep the kids occupied using nice cool stuff. >> absolutely. this is the ultimate beach ball
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sprinkler available from toys r us.com. go and play in this. wow. it's a cold blast right now. >> it's getting heavier and heavier water balloons. >> this is the nemesis -- can i grab this for a second. it's all in the wrist here. you're whacking it. >> got her here. >> going back to hallie. >> that's cool. these are from geiser guys. available at cvs stores all over the country. >> so you dunk it in water. >> go ahead. you get soaked. kids love that. >> supersoakers. >> grab one of these. >> yes. >> this is the thunderstorm. >> you say, you don't have to go to the store. >> and these you can take out and change and you don't need to put them in the water again. >> oh!
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nice! >> and then you can make your own -- you can make your own slip and slide? >> super easy. start with this or any kind of plastic tarp. you need a sprinkler, baby oil, and you're good to go. >> wow, what a great idea. thanks so much. now let's go to -- to natalie. next is clothing to keep you cool. jill martin is here today. good morning. >> good morning. >> you found great active wear for the whole family to keep you whole. and also ups in it too? >> it's possible to look chic in the sweltering heat. start with the clothing. the fabrics have you treated with uv protection blocking up to 98% of the sun's raef. this is boating usa. the black great. for those hard to reach areas and have sunblock in them and dermatologists approve. you can put your cell phone or ipad in there and cover hands. >> long sleeve, it is important to be covered up from the sun.
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>> absolutely. i wear them. i can say their thin. >> wicking as well. >> spanx, they have lighter, thinner options, right? >> every woman is cheering at home. look at these, 50% thinner, assets available at target by sarah blakely. you can see right through you there. provides that hugging feeling without feeling like i have to put on spanx in the heat. >> you can feel the bottom about great because you can foal the bottom down or wear as regular shoes from beach to barbecue. look chic for women and men. great and breathable. great to walk in. >> for your hair to beat the heat and humidity, you love these. >> every girl in our office obsessed. twistband.com, these will not put a dent in your hair when you put your hair in a bun. they come with skulls and peace signs. there will not be a dent. there will not be a didn't. i don't have that much time. i promise.
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>> hats? >> if these don't work, put on a hat. >> shield your face from the sun's races. >> hat, uv protection. >> excellent. >> if you're traveling. >> protect you as well jill martin, thanks so much. coming up, good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this afternoon, two bay area hacking suspects busted by agents will appear in federal court on charges of launching cyberattacks on paypal. 14 people around the country are accused of being members of a hacking group called anonymous. members allegedly attacked the paypal website after it cut off payments to wikileaks. the fbi says the arrests are sending a message that hacking for social causes is unacceptab 8:26 right now. a quick break. we'll be right back. whoa!! the really big chicken sandwich combo is back!
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good morning to you. another hot one inland, perfect conditions at the coast. 2 degrees with very little cloud cover left over except for at the immediate coast and over the open water bridges this morning. 92 in los gatos. a drop-off tomorrow, down to 87 degrees. almost ten degrees a s and 82 saturday. let's talk to mike about your drive. >> still a little slow.
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still about 26, 27 minute drive off the carquinez bridge. you do have that wait at the toll plaza. peninsula side, northbound 101 an accident there as cesar chavez. 20 some folks taking 280, others sticking on 101. slow approaching the interchange on both freeways. 237 at 85 both a little slow from earlier accidents. laura, back to you. >> for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. david who are meez
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thursday morning, 21st day of july, 2011. and take a look at some of the nice people out rockefeller plaza this morning beating the heat and enjoying this sunshine and some of us standing in soapy water here. not sure what's going on here. yeah. it's all right. a a little water fun never hurt
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anybody. i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie. ann is taking the day off. all roker and natalie morales joins us as well. coming up, do it yourself projects and we'll try to keep our fingers and toes. we'll have great advice on ways to stay safe when you're taking on projects in your home. >> all right. then our bow to wow segment. taking the shelter dogs who need a bit of a makeeverover. we've cleaned them up. they're so great. they're so cute. natalie and i are in love with a particular dog. >> which one? >> duky? >> you know what my first dog's name was? duky. >> karma. >> it's men to be. >> i know. i know. it's going to be tough. and later, our crack team of power players takes on the big issues of the day of whether your looks matter if you vote for president to its gender more
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than others? i'd be surprised about that one. >> and then we're going to help you save a ton of money if you plan on going on vacation this summer. >> we have a lot to get to. how about a check of the weather. all right, we know it's hot today. it's going to be hot again tomorrow throughout much of the country. saturday, risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river valley. showers making their way to the ohio river valley. mild to the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, we expect to see more warm weather the northeast. a little cooler showers in the ohio -- lower ohio river valleys. nice in the pacific northwest with the sizzling weather and southwest texas on well, you can actually see for miles in our neck of the woods this morning. pretty rare treat this morning. you can see the entire skyline of san francisco. the transamerica pyramid coming up nice and clear by about noon today as a result. you'll climb to 77 degrees in
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the city of san francisco, rounding out the day at about 82. really warm elsewhere, 89 in red woo city, 96 for concord and fairfield. the remainder of the week, friday looks cooler, even cooler for the weekend. don't forget, you can check your weather time of the day or night on weather on cable or weather.com. and willie. >> two pieces of birthday cake. it's your day. happy birthday from schmuckers. put some jam on it and you've got a winner. harold hessler from lenexa, kansas. proud ww-ii veteran. he still does push-ups. i can't even get out of the chair. every morning, loves his push-ups, stays in great shape and plans to get his driver's license renewed. hope i can get mine renewed.
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and aluma seghetti from peoria. i've been to peoria with the ground hogs. peoria, illinois. credits her longevity to independence and being always happy. good disposition. that's a good combination. and mary wheeler. i like that name, from salem, virginia. that's a pretty town. i know that one. one down near roanoke. 100 years old today. big atlanta braves fan baseball and loves the puzzles. lucille -- ♪ you picked a fine time to leave me lucille ♪ lucille french, rockville, maryland down the road, 100 today. loves to travel and has a great, great attitude in life. can't beat an attitude. that makes the difference. mere is millie nelson. i wonder if she's any relation to willie, millie. i don't know. treasure island, florida, 100
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years old today. likes to check the stock market. hope she's on the right side of it. strange business. and play scrabble. and finally, a birthday buddy, two buddies, ken and mary meixell. they are from beautiful downtown venice, florida. 75 years they've been married. they love each other very, very much and they love to dance together. that's it. that's all. now, we'll dance together. back to new york. all right, willard. thanks. coming up next, the dos don'ts of staying safe when you try to fix something at
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♪ our house in the middle of our street ♪ >> this morning on today's home, we're talking about do it yourself safety. you can save a couple of bucks on home improvement project ifs you do them yourself.
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but, if you hurt yourself, you'll pay more on medical bills than you would have saved on the first place. lou manferdini is a licensed contract and the host of a syndicated show, "house smart." welcome back. we've done a lot of segments in the past about doing things yourself at home and worried about doing more damage than good. we're usually talking about the wall tore window. now we're talking a about our bodies. >> there's been this explosion in do it yourself. a rebirth of home improvement. i attribute it to the economy. there are some things you need to know, you know, about having the right tools and the right skills and -- go ahead. >> it's ego. people think i'm not going to get hurt. you can handle it. but we have tips right off of the bat. have the proper tools, knowledge, and skills. don't undertake a task if you're tired. there's common sense. in the end of the day, i'll get this done. you're tired. don't drink and do it yourself. don't rush a project and know when to call a professional. >> fine line between doing it yourself and sometimes you get in over your head and you could
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hurt yourself, your house, or, you know, you could make things a lot worse. common sense stuff. >> talk safety. start with protecting our eyes. used to be we had to wear the bulky, bulky goggles like these. >> look how nice and stylist safety glasses. >> safety goggles. >> these are all safety glasses. what's nice about this, if you take nothing else away from that, doing any kind of project on your home, you have to put eye protection on. this is the biggest single thing eye protection, no matter what you're doing, gardening, using a saw, no matter what it may be. this is important. >> people don't think about protecting your ears. what kind of level of noise could be a problem for your ears. >> sustained noise level of 85 decibels or more can cause hearing loss. ear protection. you roll them in the fingers like this. you stick them inside your ear. they expand. and when you use something like a circular saw, it feels funny. i wanted to use a saw that was nice and loud. this is quiet.
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if i put it next to the microphone, if you're using this thing all day long, or any kind of power tool. >> chainsaw, anything like that. >> this is problematic for you. this is easy. there's a pair -- this is a radio. >> cool. other things you can't see or hear, but particles that get in the air and fibers and things like that that you end up inhaling? >> absolutely. spray paint. you're doing projects. spraying a wicker chair outside. get it like this. there's different levels that allow you the chance to breathe freely. they're comfortable feeling. over your face like this. any kind of fumes isn't getting inhaled, especially if you're someone who suffers from allergies or asthma. >> i've seen you when you do projects, you like gloves. >> leather gloves too. a really good pair of leather gloves, when i was working, building houses, my hands were so rough just from the daily basis, i don't do that much anymore. most people's hands are not full of calluses. you need a good pair of gloves like this to protect yourself
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and give you a better grip, working in the gardening, working on the ladder, any kind of power tool. >> you have to protect your hand and your feet. if you're using the power tool in the summer months and some guys do this, they run out there quickly. they're wearing the flip-flops or their sneakers. show me why it's a problem. >> great cordless bill with a sharp bit. all of a sudden, this thing drops. this may be leather but look at the mesh inside. that point is going to dig right in to the tongue of that shoe and going to poke in and it's not going to be nice to take out. flip-flops are wonderful for the summer, but not doing any kind of work. that's your toe. remember the egg, this is your brain, this is your -- yeah. >> right. >> this is not smart. look at this. leather boots, i can drop it. but it may poke a hole but it's not going to go through. >> the steel tip, the steel tip, the leather itself is not going to protect you. it's not going to come off of there. it's a simple thing, use common
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sense before you come out. >> a lot of people go to the emergency room with eye injuries. another group go because they fall off ladders. >> 250,000 visited annually in the united states. this stick figure will tell you what the weight rating is and the total height. when you're looking at a stepladder, rule of thumb, the second highest step, you don't go there. this is your maximum work height. so you have three steps. if you cannot reach -- this is a six-footstep ladder. if you can't reach from here, get a taller ladder. and one other thing, don't use the ladder that came with the house. >> good idea. >> thank you. good to see you. have a safe summer as well. back with much more on a thursday morning. but first this, is "today" on nbc. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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well the junior senator from florida is becoming a rising star in washington these days. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelley o'donnell has more. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. is marco rubio is next big thing? in the 2010 campaign season, he was the most talked about candidates. he unseated a sitting governor. he knocked off a congressman to become a senator. while here, he kept mostly a low profile until now. and we got some special behind-the-scenes access. >> leaving the workout by 7:00 a.m. attending daily catholic mass at 8:00. sweat and fate drive marco rubio. >> always been a morning person. >> he just turned 40, a kid by senate standards, less than half of the age of more senior colleagues. >> do you feel a learning curve? >> i do. part of it is finding a voice. >> click on a camera. >> one generational plus, rub
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rubio's dad voice can beam across his lap top. >> did you eat something with sugar? daily skype chats with his four children in miami. >> you're in amanda's room. >> staying connected, but most days, 1,000 miles apart. >> i can coach the team but i miss half the games. mother was a bartender, mother a clerk at k-mart. here he became english and spanish, he records a video message for constituents. wife, jeanette, and their kids, made a rare trip to washington, d.c. to see a senate tradition. rubio was the last of the new class to speak from the senate floor. >> a world that still needs america. >> clearly building credibility on foreign policy and build relationships, including some democrats like fellow floridian senator bill nelson? >> do you feel like a mentor to senator rubio? >> not a mentor, a colleague. >> swept into washington on tea
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party energy. >> we fully embrace the tea party sentiment. >> rubio keeps the sentiment and refused to join the tea party caucaus. >> i'm always concerned when washington tries to institutionalize something. >> forget 2012, he said, he claims he'll ignore any offers to run for vice president. >> i'm flattered by all of this. i am. >> you ear from florida, one of the fresh faces. don't you expect to be on someone's short list. >> i'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee. >> you wouldn't serve? >> i don't think they'll call. >> there will be plenty of vp buzz for marco rubio because he's becoming more public. he's willing to take on president obama much more aggressively. that's a job qualification for bp. making the first outside florida speech in a couple of weeks. where? in the reagan presidential library? savannah? coming up next, the needy
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dogs get a makeover and a chance at a better future. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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again for "from bow to wow" where we take dogs out of the shelter, clean them up, and find them great homes. we have a 100% success rate with this. let's keep it going. jill rapoport is our animal advocate back with a great group of dogs. >> great is an understatement. we have four of the most desirable breeds up for adoption. that's why i tell people, going to the shelter is a win-win. not only do you save a life, but you get a great pet. with summer in full swing in animal care and control in new york city, some of the hottest breeds are sadly sitting in cages, waiting to find a home. like this adorable maltese named sally. she's special because of a special season. >> she had an injury to her rear leg. the best course of action would be to amputate her leg. >> this was not due to cancer which she had a injury and
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she'll live a long and beautiful life. dogs on three legs live on three legs. >> she doesn't even know her back leg is missing. >> there you go, girl. >> from a white angel to a black stunner. meet summer, a border collie mix. >> a beautiful girl. and border collies are so smart. >> smart, energetic, she's 1-year-old. an owner surrender. >> great shape, beautiful coat. what i love about her, she wasn't nervous but a little cautious and then she slowly relaxed and just melts in your lap. >> when she gets to a home environment, she gets comfortable, you can see the true her coming out. >> look at the white paws. they were dipped in milk. >> on to a pint sized pure bred yellow puppy with boundless energy. >> 3 months old yellow lab puppy. >> he's a live one. >> he's a live one. ay adorable.
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>> they got him from a pet store, realized owning a puppy is a lot of work. it goes to show you can find anything from your local shelter. he's really playful. >> and from a pup to a power house of a pooch, a german shepherd named wyatt. >> a pure bred, 3 years old. sweet. i might just have to take this one home with me. >> walks so nice on a leash. he's very obedient. tied up in front of a police precinct. >> he's in great shape. i'm feeling him. no ribs, good body weight, good coat. he's alert and seems to be relatively mellow. >> he is. >> show him what a beautiful boy you are, wyatt? say hello. >> four top-notch breeds hoping for a home. joining us, richard with animal care. good to see you. how's the summer going? oh. >> we are busy. we are full. this is a busy month and august gets busier, so we need people to come in and adopt on us.
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>> there are more dogs like these at the shelter. the first one we want to bring out. first, let's look at sally before, and now let's bring sally out after a little makeover, and then here comes natalie with sally. again, this was not a disease this, is an injury. >> it was an injury. they couldn't fix it. the best course of action is to remove her legs. you can see she got the makeover, it took the hair away from her face. she came in matted. they had to groom her down so much. >> she has more energy than all four of them. >> happy disposition. >> under a year old. >> sally, thank you very much. natalie, thank you for being sally out. next we have summer. let's look at what summer looked like at the shelter. now let's bring summer out after. summer is a border collie. these are smart dogs. >> very smart dogs. they're a work dog. a lot of energy. you can see how shiny her coat is. she's in good condition. you can tell by the coat. how shiny it is.
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>> sweetheart, too. >> so smart too. >> yeah. >> she is. she is. she really is. >> thank you very much. so that's summer. next we have doogie. he's a puppy. there's doogie at the shelter. and doogie being walked out by savannah guthrie. >> we encourage people, if you want a dog in the shelter, you can find any type of dog in a local shelter. find a cute 3-year-old pure bred lab puppy. >> 3-month-old. >> a lot of energy. she needs a lot of training. so you have to do your homework and be able to devote the time to train that -- >> watch the leg. >> yeah. >> doogie has made the mark on the plaza a few occasions. but a very cute dog. >> he's a kissy. >> really cute. >> not apparently. >> maybe in a past life. let us thank you, savannah.
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we appreciate that. finally we have richard engle who's going to walk out wyatt. there's what wyatt looked like in the shelter. >> richard is -- richard? wyatt is a beautiful german shepherd. wyatt was tied to the front of a police station. it's illegal to abandon an animal. keep that in mind, you have to give up the pay and bring it to your local shelter. maybe they thought he was going to be a good police dog and that's why they did it. it is illegal. this dog is gentle. >> 2 or 3 years old? >> 3 years old. great disposition. walks well on leash. >> so calm, well trained. >> all the rest come on out. thank you very much. lots more dogs available at the shelter. we're back. tomorrow -- cee lo green, the lady killer. live. >> you can't miss it! >> the toyota summer concert
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series only on "today" on nbc. good morning to you. 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. two state lawmakers will meet today to discuss a hot button issue in the area. male circumcision. they'll hold a meeting with a pediatrician in san francisco. they'll make it a state issue
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and not something that can be banned by local governments. the bill is in response to a ban on circumcisions set to go re sn fberarean franciscooters th > we'l'll have a look at the forecast right after this. nc
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good morning to you. we're already running about 2 to 3 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. has everything to do with the very shallow marine layer as a result, we're going to warm up more this afternoon. 94 degrees in fremont 82 in san francisco. we're not going to have to deal with the 90s for that much longer. we're back down to the upper 80s tomorrow, cooler for the weekend. next week, each and every day, a gradual warmup and the triple digits are back.
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back to you, laura. >> for the latest traffic and news updates check out morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour.
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we are back with more of "today" on a thursday morning. the 21st day of july, 2011. yes, we're having a heat wave. temperatures going up to the upper 90s here today. there is a heat advisory in effect for 32 states. in this country right now. temperatures in the 90s. above 100. some places will feel like 115 degrees today. >> in new york. >> for example. >> they come to new york and never get to 100.
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>> what about our friends in oswego. >> i don't think they'll get to 100. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie with us today. ann is up and al roker is here as well. so obviously al is going to have much more on how long this heat wave might last and what can you do to stay cool. >> and some of the hot topics in the news. as the 2012 campaign gets in to gear, voters sometimes choose a candidate based on their face and expressions. we're going to get in to that. and the wake of high profile scandals. why more women than men admit to sexting. that surprised me. >> not me. i don't know why, it didn't. >> who's part of that panel? >> star jones is there. nancy is there. >> there they are. >> there they are. >> they need no introductions. that's why i forgot. >> awe. >> if you think about taking a
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vacation this summer, there's a lot of ways to save big buckles. going to the beach, house swapping, the cheapest to travel. all of it coming up. >> stand by at the newsdesk with a look at the headlines. good morning, everyone. you mentioned, 140 million americans are sweltering under extreme heat again today. the combination of heat and humidity will make it feel like 110 to 115 degrees in some places. the recent heat is blamed for 22 deaths. the senate is expected to have a house plan if congress is adopting a balanced budget amendment. the bill would make debilitating cuts to medicare. a bill to do away with a lot iry for the u.s. visa heading to the house. millions of would-be immigrants take part in that lottery every
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year, hoping to get one of 50,000 visas. the supporters of the bill say the current lottery system is subject to fraud and could be exploited by terrorists. as a new guideline on breast cancer screening now recommends that women get yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40. now, the guidelines come from the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists. but another major group suggested waiting until age 50. experts suggest women should talk with their doctors and start mammograms earlier if they have risk factors for breast cancer. a marine will be awarded the medal of honor. dakota myer will be the first living marine in 41 years to get the nation's highest award for valor. it's the end of an era this morning as the final shuttle of the 30-year program touched down in florida this morning just before dawn. several thousand spectators gathered at the kennedy space
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center to welcome "atlantis" and the crew of four back to earth. now "atlantis" heads to retirement as a museum display. it's now four minutes past the hour. back outside to mr. lauer. >> all right, natalie. thank you very much. you can come closer. >> i can throw them to you and they could hand it to me. >> a couple of winters ago. a cute family here. what's your name? >> anna lisa. >> you're from? >> houston, texas. >> you're the spokesperson for the family, right? >> check your weather for today. this is the heat wave. we're talking 32 states, 100 million people affected by this heat. heat advisories from today right through saturday.
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98, cincinnati. tulsa, 102. factor in the humidity, a big problem. it will feel like 107 in syracuse. 100 in birmingham. 101 in dallas. here's the good news. we are seeing cooler air starting to work its way to the northern plains, even though the high pressure, the heat dome, is stuck over the northeast, mid atlantic states. but as we get to monday from the plains to the great lakes, to the northeast and mid atlantic, withe have more seasonable temperatures. with the friends from the south, schofield. gulf meanwhile, we've had some really nice days over the past week. yesterday was pretty hot. today a little bit hotter than yesterday. but the good news is, you can see for miles in the city now. what we did see in the marine layer is fading fast. throughout this afternoon, warmer as high pressure still in control. low pressure digs in tomorrow that drops your temperatures from the mid 90s to the upper 80s.
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that cooling trend lasts through the weekend. as we head through next week, temperatures jump up to 95 degrees tuesday, warmer next weekend. that's the latest weather. savannah? ♪ taking care of business ♪ every day "today's professionals" put together a pam of experts to break down the news, letterings, and surveys that are important to you. star jones is an attorney, author, and tv personality. donny deutsch is the multimillion dollar advertising agency. dr. nancy schneiderman is the chief medical editor. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> start with the shocker. at least i was shocked. more women admitted to sexting, sending sexually explicit text messages than men. >> hold on one second. >> sending or receiving.
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>> we've got to stop being shocked when we learn that women are the same sexual beings as men. every survey, women like this, women like this. the reason is -- because if i go on the premise, by nature, maybe women are a little less -- more inhibited that this allows them to come out. it' real but it's not real and allows kind of their inner thing to happen. >> not anonymous. but if you think it's anonymous. >> you stretch boundaries you might not want one-on-one because there is this barrier. and i think women go to tantalizing areas. >> a safe place without having an affair. >> not safe. someone can find out. >> you're talking about something on-line. >> the screen is sort of anthony weiner who put out everything
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under the sun to anonymous women. >> naked photographs of himself. >> right. and sexually explicit text messages and e-mail. that's the extreme of what sexting is. it might be a little suggestive, what are you wearing to be other end of the spectrum. >> i don't put it in a more normal context. you text the person, i had a great time. how are you doing? you look so hot. in an unnatural way, you're in to this thing. >> how are you doing, how was your day. what are you wearing? >> it's a part of the mating process. >> the sexting part of the mating process. we try to get our heads around that concept. >> it's crazy. >> let's switch gears. politics now. the 2012 campaign is getting underway. people will vote on candidates
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on facial features alone if they're not well informed. >> if they get their information about politics from the television and from the tabloids they would make those kinds of decisions. they're the couch potato. >> they wouldn't -- >> you don't make a decision on what they looked. >> people are flipping channels or staying here based on their gut reaction. >> in life, as soon as i see you, i'm sizing you up based on -- i can define you on what you're dressed, your style. we're a visual society. >> president so bamh obama? >> they see a tall strong black man. that's the first impression. it was an appealing visceral thing. sarah palin, an attractive interesting woman. i think the fascinating interesting woman is the first
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woman in power that was physically attractive. we know what to do. we did not know what to do with that, men or women. >> i agree. >> women who have come to national prominence most frequently now, palin and bachmann, have been put in to the hokey bimbo category in contrast with somebody like hillary clinton. you never worried about hillary in a game of whose was bigger. >> she got slammed for what she wore, for her pants suits, for wearing dresses, she should have worn pants. they never said it about biden. >> you don't think hillary cannot do the job. never got asked if she was man enough to do the job. >> attraction people assume they're not smart. >> you have to separate pie lynn with the next one. palin's incompetence, palin, the
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words out of her mouth matched the appeal of her physicality, i think we would have a different story. >> i agree. men and women agree their relationships are most satisfying when the wives are skinnier than their husbands. >> i wonder if this is white or broken down on racial lines. white guys like skinnier women. i don't think that's true. >> from a black girl's perspective, one thing i don't want to do is let black women that is okay to be big. it's not okay to be obese. it's okay to be vo lu volumtuou >> skinny is about the proportions. >> skinnier than the man. >> it's not a shocker that men like women skinnier than they are. women prefer it too. >> from the woman's perspective, you don't want to be the big
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person crowding around the dude. you want the dude to crowd around you. you want to be able to scrunch in a little bit. >> the dude's perspective. happen to like volumptuous women. men by nature are more visual. that plays in to it. number two, we live in a double society that a man can be heavy, 20 pounds, 30 pounds, and a woman because of everything we see in the media, the idealized version is different. you can look at a man, 35 pounds overweight, and a handsome, well put together man. it's a double standard. >> is it a paranoia. women's bodies get older. you know this. people gain weight. they have to worry that the man is not going to like them anymore. >> not only that, along with gaining weight, losing height. your waist getting a little bigger. women can no longer reproduce. men can reproduce to their 70s.
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so there is a double standard. >> let's move on to a controversial topic. a new doll coming to america. coming in and get the doll close to the child, the sensor goes off. >> it's -- now, initial reaction was this is creepy. >> i have a problem. >> well, just explain. why are we creeped out by this. >> i'm creeped out because a 7 or 8-year-old little girl is not someone that can produce life sustaining fluids for a baby. >> it's just gross. we don't want to see a 7-year-old breastfeeding. >> little girls play house. >> my -- >> there is a huge, huge success in latin america. this is a run-away game. >> okay. if you -- >> everything else -- >> but you know, i don't get dolls, i never played with
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dolls. but you know what? we have dolls that can bee and pool. >> you don't have -- >> it's a sensual element to it. >> breastfeeding is not about sex. >> you need the livideo of the little girl simulating breastfeeding. >> survey says two out of three, creepy. this is a viewer e-mail. i love this one. why men my age who are single are not searching for someone their own age but someone much younger. on dating sites, sees men her own age. and men want women 20 years younger. >> i like women my own age. when a man gets older, he's fighting the concept of death. he is in his mind not aging. that's the reality of it.
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if i'm 60 and i'm dating a 38-year-old, i'm not aging. i'm not closer to death. >> it's very profound. younger women are in better physical shape. >> no, because men are afraid of death. it's why men screw around. it's why men date younger girls, it's why men want to father later. they're afraid of dying. >> viagra makes a 60-year-old man think he's 40 years old. the richer the man, the young tear woman. sorry. >> this is true. >> all right. >> you know what you've proven today, it's a very unfair world. >> it is. it really is. >> if rupert murdoch was a young dude, wendi would not be there. okay? >> we love having you here. thank you so much. if we have a question for next week's panel, log on to our website at today.com or tweet us at the "today" show. we'll help you plan an
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spend time away from home this summer without spending a lot of money. good to see you. the editor and direct for "travel and leisure" make design. >> good morning. >> first, house swapping. >> yeah. >> is it -- >> you're uncomfortable. you look uncomfortable. >> you are swapping homes with strangers. >> you are. but great thing about house swapping you are going into their home as well. so there's incredible reason for them to be make sure they take care of your place because you're going to be at theirs. care of your place. lots of companies do this lux house swap, prices as low as $200 for a great place in san francisco that sleep four. thinking cote d'azur, english countryside, the thai islands you can go anywhere and swap homes and vie to say i know lots of people who have done it and is safe. >> the costs? >> about $159 for this company, costs vary, may be up to 200. you get to all of the houses and
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once you pay the membership fee, you don't have pay anything more. >> that's it. >> yeah. >> what about insurance? >> you don't have to pay anything else, because they pay the insurance for their house. renting your home can be less expensive than going to an expensive hotel? >> that's the thing. if you're not comfortable with the idea of swapping your house, keep your house safe and not with any visitors but still want to live like a local, why not rent an apartment? there are lot of -- tons of places to go. but we like a place called istopover and air b&b. they have great, great apartments available. they have places in san francisco, austin. this is a place in san francisco, again around $200 a night. you can stay there and feel like you're a local, have a kitchen, and not have to worry about having your place invaded, if you feel uncomfortable. >> now if you're not comfortable with that idea and want to stay at hotels there are options. >> sure. >> a lot of promotions going on. >> this is something that's very
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important. moment where it's good to go online and check around. because when you have a family it can get costly when you add up air fare and hotel rooms. a lot of hotels including the jw marriott in orlando have kids stay free, but they have eat free programs and stay free programs. jw marriott, breakfast, lunch, dinner free for a kid. >> wow. >> if your kid wants to go the amusement park and don't want to break the bank, save hundreds with this promotion. >> also, if you're willing to travel midweek, save some cash. >> you know, another idea of being super smart about planning ahead if you stay midweek, the same room that you would be spending, for example, $285 a night out at the tides in chesapeake bay would be $200 a night on tuesdays. >> it can adids are small and o school right now. and use flexibility at work, i think it's a great idea. not only are the rooms cheaper but the air fare is cheaper and the roads are less crowded.
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more pleasant way to go. >> lastly, if you want to save some money and have great quality time for your family, camping. >> camping -- you think of sending the kids to summer camp. why not send the whole family to summer camp. >> you can stay in a tent, a cabin. all of the fun things you like to do. canoeing, swimming, hiking. all of that is paid for in advance. the ymca camp de norde out in minnesota you can stay for the whole family for the whole week for under $1100. >> wow, that's terrific. thanks so much. >> you're welcome. >> whatever, you know, just don't call her late for dinner. from a kid table to an umbrella you cans ar as a backpack, we have fun fun after these messages. mom was mad. mom should have used glad forceflex
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good morning to you. 9:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. three sight seers swept screaming over a raging water fall at yosemite. this morning those three hikers are from the central valley and now we see who they are. 22-year-old hormiz david, 21-year-old nursing student ramina badal, and 27-year-old ninos yacoub, a chemistry student at cal state. all three on a church outing when they climbed over barricades and were swept away while posing for a photo. last night, hundreds came together for an emotional prayer service at st. george's church
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just south of modesto. it's a community hit especially hard by the tragedy. st. george's sponsored the outing. three hikers now presumed dead, but one family still holding on to hope they may be found alive. >> he's the brother we never had. he's our best friend. i know he's going to come home. he's coming home, and this isn't real. he's coming home because he's my big brother and everything i ever asked for. not much of a search an at yosemite overnight. because of the strong currents, search crews won't be able to retrieve the bodies for it's9:27 right now. take a quick break. we'll be right back.
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good morning to you. well, 9:28. our temperatures are climbing into the 70s already in some bay area cities. 27 in sunnyvale. 71 for fairfield. fog over your local bridges. watch out for that. mike's going to be along in just a minute to help you out. 60 degrees in san francisco. you're on your way to about 82
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beautiful degrees later today. 91 in san jose, warmer in the east bay valleys. we cool off tomorrow. check that drive with mike right now. >> we're going to show you a congested shot at the oakland 880 pass to coliseum. starting to improve. the northbound side jammed up. we had a disabled big rig at 23rd, just cleared from lanes. both lanes slowing. get back to the maps. coming down the east shore freeway, you had a disabled vehicle at gilman. still slow approaching berkeley. >> thanks for the update. for the latest traffic news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another update in half an hour.
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>> roker! is that what you call a jog? i've seen babies crawl faster than that. are you ready for morales boot camp? are you? speak up, i can't hear you, sir! ♪ bad to the bone >> you know, it was more annoying in rehearsal. >> yeah. >> i -- i always thought of natalie as a friend, but now, after she put me through the basics, training for the triathl triathlon, i want to rethink this. going to show you what happened when i signed up for morales boot camp tomorrow on "today."
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it's good when your co-host tries to drown you. >> like survival school or something. >> you're next. >> no. >> i got you next. >> all part of our show and tell series. savannah taught me how to try to play the guitar. my turn to crack the whip. my turn, always about my turn. >> roker. >> a little bit of power. >> coming up with this half-hour, you were with me early thursday morning, you saw the touchdown of "atlantis" at kennedy space center, the final flight. father-son photos have gone viral. they were taken at the space launch 30 years ago as at the last one when "atlantis" lift off. two men in the pictures. >> amazing how they were able to re-create it exactly. jill martin is back. she's got more creative idea for us. this morning, you can hear that. that's my kind of guitar.
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she's turning your smart phone to a musical instrument. she's got a golf club that she can use. something for everyone in her fun five. maybe it won't hurt my fingers. >> suffer, natalie. >> i know. >> speaking of al's lesson to me, i'm going to try to apply the skills i learned hitting the kitchen again to try to learn a three-course meal that can be made ahead of time if your family is on the go. but first, how about a check of the weather. we all know, it's hot. how much longer is it going to last looking to the weekend? slight risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river valley. showers in the upper ohio river valley. sizzling hot throughout much of the rest of the country. as we look to sunday, sunday, things cool down a little bit in the northeast and the pacific northwest. sizzling weather the southwest. >> that's right. >> more weather the ohio and lower ohio river valley. and some s
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oh, our neck of the woods has never looked better at this time of the morning. take a look. this is all left of the marine layer. you can see the ocean this morning and, of course, a nice clear shot of the transamerica pyramid. by about 4:00 p.m., 82 degrees, completely clear conditions elsewhere. it will be a little bit warm today. back down to the 80s as of tomorrow. 96 in concord, 90 santa rosa. down to 87 degrees by friday. 82 for the weekend. hope you have a great day. and that is your latest weather. al, thanks. coming up next, a poignant set of photos taken 30 years apart. we'll meet the father-son duo. and unique items for kids and grown-ups in jill's fun finds right after these messages. [ diane lane ] is your anti-wrinkle cream gone...
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the space shuttle "atlantis" touched down for the last time this morning marking the end of the program. >> it not only marked a moment in history, for chris and his dad, it was a chance to re-enact the exact same moment they shared 30 years ago. watching the first ever shuttle "columbia" take off for space. >> the photos they took at each event have become an internet sensation. ann sat down with father and son to talk about what inspired them to relive that moment all over again. >> whose bright idea was it to take the photo from the exact same angle. was it you, kept? >> no, it was chris. >> i think we had the idea the same time. >> to bookend it. >> exactly. >> so there you were. and as that photograph was taken, it must have been an emotional kind of -- well,
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especially for you perhaps, kenneth. you remember 30 years ago. was it emotional for you as well? >> it was. i remember turning as the launch drew close at about three minutes or so, i remember turning to my girlfriend and telling her how i felt 13 years old again. >> you felt you were 13? >> yes, very exciting. >> now, on internet, you posted the photographs side-by-side. there would be more than 500,000 hits. what is your reaction to that number? >> first of all, we're humbled by the response. we're happy to share that photo with everybody. it struck a couhord with a lot people. it's a little overwhelming. i don't think we had any idea it was going to get this much attention. >> hmm. >> so cool. what's really striking is not just that they re-created the photo, it's really the beauty of the father and son relationship and that they experienced the incredible moment 30 years ago. and they want to relive it all
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over again. went back to the bookend. >> they decided to do this, try to pull it off. they landed their flight was delayed from newark. they got in at 3:00 a.m. there were no cars. >> yeah. >> they made it. >> they made it. >> it's fantastic. check it out, 700,000 people have clicked on it already. and i think it's one of those things that as parents, we try to recapture that moment sometimes with our own kids, whether it's a birthday or whatever, but there's a great way to, you know, keep that history alive as well. and mark that point in your relationship. >> you can make those every day. >> yes. >> absolutely. coming up next, from music lovers to food lovers, jill's fun finds to satisfy every appetite. >> guitar scene going on this week. >> we like that. >> she's rocking today. >> and cake guitar. >> right after this. everything.st in when you've had one too many days feeling sad or anxious... aches and pains, fatigue. when it becomes hard to ignore that you need help.
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[ mom ] what? shut the front door. right? seriously. who knew? hello sir. bingo! mahjong! for realz. woop-woop! franklin delano! [ male announcer ] hey, there's oreo creme under that fudge! oreo fudge cremes. indescribably good. it's our cute jill this morning. this morning on "jill's fun finds," lunchbox love notes and a golf club that can do it all. jill has unique items for all ages. good morning, jill. we love your fun finds. this is the perfect thing to get the kids around lunch or dinner. >> these are random things you find. and you're like, where do i put these? look how great it is. >> do it around the table cloth. >> you can wash it. >> it goes back. >> you keep doing it again.
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josh and luke can have a ball. >> perfect time. >> 49 dinners. >> unless we drew -- i didn't draw this. i'm not artistic. it's fun for the kids. you can do homework on it which is a way to do it. >> make them do their math on it. with the grids. >> okay. >> let's show you now, for the tech geeks out there. what we all need to reboot. great metaphor, control, alt, delete. this is a fun way. >> any kind of juice. >> i love this idea. you pack your kids' lunch, you want to make sure they know you're thinking of them. >> my mom wrote a personal note. it's so nice. $3.99 for ten cards. all different messages, on the back, there's a trivial question, educational. and two blank cards. you want to add a little
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something. nice to have something from mom. >> over here, you want your kids to eat their sandwiches, it helps if they're fun. >> right. >> make your sandwiches too. $14. pottery barn kids, one for boys and girls. fun way to get your kids to eat and to bake. >> baking now. the kids are so into my little guys into the cars theme right now. >> i don't have have children but now cars is the thing. you have the cake here. that's fun. the cookie cutters. all of the different options you can do. >> if only could decorate them like that. >> i'm not a baker either. i looked at them. really simple. >> so you say. >> pancakes, is great. the pancake and apron ifs you want to buy -- if your child likes them.
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boys and girls, really fun. i know the guitar is a huge theme here this week. >> i'd like it to be a bigger theme. >> a theme. >> trying to learn. >> a guitar skillet and you make pancakes. and then you can use it for like dip or chips and dip or use it as a center piece. great music lover. >> this is for your toothbrush or your razor blades. these are cute. >> if you brush your teeth in the shower. i think a lot of people do. >> is that a gad thigood thing not? that's not my answer. i just say. it holds your toothbrush and razor in the shower. for kids. >> maybe not the most hygienic. put your ipod, you download the apps. you can play the guitar.
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>> hopefully you can play it better than jill martin is playing. >> we should have brought savannah, then you can just take it out. >> amazon. >> $79.99. a great way to learn. it's an investment. you can do all different things with it. they say you can play in a band. >> taking music to another level here. >> this is an investment. my pad is in a startup. you follow along. $192. if you're looking to learn to play the piano. you download the app. >> fantastic. the hands free umbrella. >> this is random and crazy. if you like to be hands free and you have kids and bags. it's -- >> it's a good idea. it folds up to a little thing. you're not so stylish. you're not going to meet your
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husband in this. i thought it was fun. very cool. >> okay. >> now for the golfer. now this is the ultimate club, i'm told, right? >> 33 and 1. i'm not a golfer. folds up to that. first thing, for travel, it fits in your suit case. it's $199. but if you're a golfer, you love this. very competitive. you can choose from five drivers, nine wedges, with a twist of a dial. >> it twisted on me. >> you couldn't get it to lock it in. >> this is great, jill. we showed everyone before. the whole crew was showing. look how small it gets. >> that is cool, actually. >> i don't think any serious golfer would take you seriously. >> if you're with your kids and
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you can put it in your backpack umbrella. >> yeah. >> just in case. >> jill martin, for much more fun finds, pick up this edition of "us weekly." >> coming up next, an easy make-ahead meal for families. but first, this is "today" on nbc. hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year.
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your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter.
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school takes a lot. target has it all. >> "today's kitchen" is brought to you by oreo fudge cremes. there's oreo creme under that fudge. this morning in "today's kitchen," getting dinner on the table can be as easy as one, two, three, if your days are jam packed but you want to share a home-cooked supper. she's co-owner of the new connecticut specialty stores. good morning to you. we're making bulter milk grilled chicken. the idea is you could make it a day ahead if you want. >> you can make all of the stuff ahead. if it's super hot. you don't want to be grilling
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out there. you want to have all of your work done so you can enjoy your kpen, sit back, relax, have all of the work done ahead of time. >> we're making butter milk grilled chicken. people think that sounds fattening. >> the chicken is delicious, crispy, juicy. spices to kick it up. add the spices. >> what are they? >> cumin, chili powder. paprika. >> this is the marinade. >> going to let it sit overnight. we're going to whisk this together. pour it over our chicken pieces. our breasts and thighs are here. >> you leave the skin on. >> you can do it either way. if you ear health conscious, you can take it off. i leave it on. >> add salt? >> we're all set. >> this sits overnight. the next day, we're going to pat it dry just to take off some of the butter milk. we're going to put it here. >> okay. >> this we're going to grill.
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you can grill it outside, indoors. if you do it on your home stove, you might want to finish it in the oven depending on how good your grill is. >> how long are you grilling about? >> probably about 15 minutes or so. depending on how big the pieces are. the breasts like this will take a little longer. 15 to 18 minutes, everything should be set and you can finish it. >> you get the feel of fried chicken, almost. >> get the taste. >> tastes just delicious. going to add it to the platter. >> light garnish. >> i add a nice little spritz to it. it's all set. we're going to bring it around. >> goes to the next item which is pharaoh salad. i had no idea what pharaoh is. i don't know. >> it's in the wheat family. it's one of the ancient grains that's really good. high in fiber, protein, a great change from the pasta salads most serve from the back yard
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barbecues. >> good alternative. >> we've done it with grilled corn, asparagus. you can add summer squash, toasted nuts. >> prepare it somehow? >> cook it like pasta. you cook it in one cup. you cook in several se cups of water. >> add this. this is a lemony vinaigrette going. >> a lemon vinaigrette. balsamic, and store volume. going to add vinegar to moisten it. >> okay. >> add nice freshly chopped chives. >> great. >> going to keep on -- if you wan to stir it all season, salt and pepper. >> chicken looks amazing. >> so good, it's really healthy. and this again, you can cook it ahead of time. you're good to go. >> tell us about your dessert. >> blackberry cobbleler a day ahead. blackberries, sugar, lemon, and topped over with oak and brown sugar crust. so good.
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>> debra from connecticut, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we'll give it a try. >> yeah. meanwhile, aden quinn is going to stop by in the next hour. >> plus, great destinations when you're traveling with your pe.t, t first, we've got your local news and weather.
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good morning to you. 9:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. emotions exploding after community activists shout down
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the police chief, forcing him to walk out of his own town hall meeting. >> see what the problem is, and let's fix it. >> i'm standing five feet away from you trying to do just that. >> no, you're not. >> no, i am. hundreds of people packed the opera house last night to hear the police department's explanation of what led up to the deadly shooting of kenneth harding. police say the parolee fired at officers first and had gun powder he's due on his hand. some people were skeptical and took to the microphone to vent frustration. police chief greg suhr listened and then left the meeting. police and city leaders say they will plan additional meetings to try to bring calm to the neighborhood. going to check the forecast right now with meteorologist christina loren. >> what a gorgeous day. already shaping up. we have a couple warm spots already. 77 in sunnyvale, 71 in fairfield. san francisco 62 for now. up to 82 degrees. we'll see a 20-degree
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temperature spread between now and 4:00 p.m. with high pressure nice and strong and very little marine cover left over. 86 degrees today. that's the forecasted high in places like oakland, fremont 94 and cooling off tomorrow. that cool down continues just in time for the weekend. 82 degrees saturday and 84 on sunday. hopefully we're doing as well in the traffic department. >> we're getting there. improvement for the east shore freeway after the disabled vehicle cleared from gilman. up through oakland, the vehicle cleared just about a half hour ago from 23rd. here's the look past the coliseum. still close together for the cars all flowing into the 50s as you come past the coliseum into downtown. another live look shows you the golden gate bridge. still low clouds coming in from the marine side. the visibility report is just fine. >> 9:5 right now. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook.
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i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. have a great day.
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hey, everybody. good to see you. it's thirsty thursday, july 2 is is. we're doing some drinking around it's supposed to be 100 degrees here in new york. the real feel of 106 to 110. >> you can feel it. weird, when you looked in the windows, everything was gone, knnw it was so steamy. >> steamy. not this kind. >> no. we certainly don't.
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>> you've been busy. "the joy behar show." >> you everyone never know what out of her -- but, no. we talked about the book. i think we have a clip. >> i think we do. >> i'm kind of organized like that. so happy. so much in common. >> the pant loop, besides that, what else have you got in common? >> that was going to be my -- besides the pant loop. from heaven -- >> sometimes -- the other thing. i leave the cabinets in the kitchen open. i'll open something, get a plate, and then i play the bob anddweave game. under and up. tell you something funny. that's what he does. >> he doesn't close it?
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>> no. if you watch it's like -- hey, i'll get the -- and he ddes it. it's weird. we're similar and we're not kpre correcting each other, like, maybe we could close the cabinet. we just -- know what i'm saying? >> yeah. so you're -- >> the book signing. >> tomorrow, the good news. come and listen to selo outside and then -- >> gearing up. doing the drag queen volleyball. i hear people are getting manicures. >> oh, i can't wait. >> and pedicures. >> when i left the show i bolted, cassidd has a small role on tom selleck's cbs show called "blue blood." you know, i -- there she is coming out of the trailer. no. had to change, but it was fun.
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i mean, it -- but i left from there, of course, it's 100 degrees here. right? >> of course, right. >> and they were filming at a bar, and -- anyway, i didn't want -- you know, upset everything. i'm sitting outside where they put up those tarps and things. >> yeah, yeah. >> totally enclosed so you can watch on playback machines with headphones, so i could watch my girl and not make her crazy by being inside the bar. pnyway, it had to be 120 degrees in there. three hours. i wouldn't do that for anybody but my kid. >> no. >> nobody. >> i was a little nervous until i saw her do the first take andd i said, she's fine. >> done. >> she's fine. but she's only really done -- she does a lot of bad people when she -- on the show. up know? >> musical's and -- >> played a nasty person? i don't think -- she plays this ---some of these bars here, and everywhere, serve underaged kids. so i guess tom selleckkllyounger
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son goes under cover. i didn't readed whole script, but cassidy and her girlfriend come in a little tipsy and start flirting wwth tom selleckal younger son at the bar, and then they go off to the bathroom, because the girlfriend wants to do aahit of coke. so i told her, good for you, cass. good for you. take some crystal meth for mama. no. it's just -- so fun toy see cass, who says -- like the opposite of all that stuff. she comes in and basically says to the kid who's sitting there. ah -- get cha a drink that i can get through college. really coming on to him. turns out, she really was coming on to him. the guy's dorable! i'm not sure she's great actress. the guy's adorable. >> i'm excited. >> it's the season premiere. >> cool. >> but it's -- that's how --
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>> that's a start. >> leads to the next one. season opener, tony bennett and carey underwood. >> you're kidding? >> no. >> playing together? >> yes. >> i think so. >> love it. >> so here's the thing. a lot of military people are asking movie stars to go with & them to their military balls. >> yeah. >> you know betty white had to turn a guy down. betty called her friend linda hamilton from the "terminator," please pinch hit and go withhme, go with this guy to the military ball, bepty couldn't go because of a previous commitment. she's working on it. very busy. so linda hamilton tried to ask sergeant ray lewis to the marine corps ball and did itty apparently on tape. watch how she did it. ♪ >> hi, ray. hi. my name is linda hamilton.
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i don't know if you know who i am, but rumor has it that you like your actresses vintage. and i am only half as mature as betty white is, wink, wink, but i'm twice as funny. so i think that works out and i don't want to get pitiful so i'm going to go now, but, you know, please, take me to the ball, please! please, ray. >> oh, my gosh. i like linda hamilton. i've never quite seen her that way. >> she really wants to go with ray to the ball i. think she went into tte bathroom with cassidy's prend. >> there's ray. >> there's ray. haven't gooten a response from ray. >> very, very sweet, because i think, knowing betty. betty felt really bad. so she called a friend, hoda, please, do that for me. >> i would do that for you. >> yeah. good. do you think he's going to say
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yes? >> of course he will. >> he'll say yes. >> and i hope we stop there at that point. because this is going to get ridiculous. >> okay. here's the good news, if you go through those scanners at the airports and you're worried that sooe of the guys can see your silhouetted naked image when you go through the full body, well, now they've created a scanner that just shows almost, i guess, kind of a cartoon versiin of you. so if they see something that doesn't look like you can see the curve -- your exact image, generic. >> software coming out. not ready yet. >> why didn't they come out with that first? >> ttey wanted you first to be embarrassed. >> i won'ttdo it. had us coming back from montreal. no. pat me down. i my enjoy it. anyway -- >> yes. and still get the same amount of radiation, though. >> they always say it's very, very minimal. >> but if you're a traveler every single day or -- >> or if you work for the tsa and ssanding next to the machine
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>> exactly. >> that's got to be nnt great. and new study out talking about or don't like it. p> we love our tamsville. we love her. >> yeah. depends. other women, because they feel they have sharp elbows and -- >> look at ours. -plook at tammy. she's like a bambi. like working for bambi. >> what do you think? when you have a female brrs, i found this -- i've gotten along great with my female bosses. how about you? do you think there's a big distinction? >> i can't even think of one. i don't think i've had one. >> but i think at the end of the day, probably, there are good bosses and bad bosses. >> right. >> i think people are people. i wish we'd stop making these stereotypical kind of general statements, like women are, and men are -- ambitious, you know? >> right. >> it's harmful. i think we can -- we keep
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talking about these thhngs. >> i think, still, there are a few women in the top drawer of management. so i think once you get there, you want to stay there. if you see another woman, you feel like there's a competition there. not competing with all the other vps. it's just you. i think some women become more man-like. >> more territorial. >> yeah. >> when they get up there. they want to be invited to th s boss' thanksgiving dinner. >> you got to treat people right, no matter who you are. >> that's what i say. >> you had a bad and nasty female boss? >> i really haven't. >> i find the opposite. people have been extremely mentoring to me and very helpful. whole life. or i change jobbed. i can't work for somebody who's nasty. >> i gree. you can tell if someone is gunning for your job or going -palong their own path. you can get a sense how people are. our business is very competitive and there are few jobs, i think
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people have sharp elbows. >> next to you, the new one whoo came through here. >> i do not.. >> you want to know what -- >> i have never, ever, ever asked that. >> i didn't realize, because you're so much younger than i am, that you're a boomer. >> yes. i wasn'' born in '65, kind of '64, you're in that crowd. and if you're '65, you're in tammy's and joann's crowd. what are you? >> is it generation x or y? >> x. >> x. >> gen-x. okay. a boomer like you. let's talk about this one. >> it talks about that, boomers are more worry about losing physical and fiscal independence than they are about how theyy look. they're more worried about how they feel and how they really are healthwise and how much money they have than how they look. i asked another question.
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>> how many people they actually surveyed. depending where they live. i think, recently, recent one, all about the recession right now. >> yeah. >> and all about that people are ---first of all, they're so worried about their -- their feature. >> sure, sure. >> second of all, can't afford them. although, that, you can get nice priccs now. >> yeah. >> no. but -- you know, you know what i'm saying, hoda? >> i agreee >> absolutely everything right now. if you can't afford all the beauty treatments and all the -- you know, the surgeries, all that sort of thing. >> agree with you. i'm with you on that. that study oesn't make sense. there. that's what we say about that. here's our okay or not okay. may be writing a book and a bunch of other of these celebs are writing books who are, you o know -- >> controversial. >> right, right, right. -pthey want to tell the story b take a lie detector test first. >> people can outsmart those. >> no. because if you're a sociopath,
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you can outsmart the lie detector tests, because you believe what you're saying. writing about your scandal. okay or not? kathie lee says trying to about solve yourself of truth is one thinggbut speaking the truth is -panother. make sure you know the difference. like a fortune cookie. genius. how about mine? >> ah, not okay. please, no. uncle! >> that's what i'm saying. uncle. which one is the more literate? >> thank you. >> heee we go. time for a little tune. a little tune. ready? okay. this is country. a little country girl like that. there's a great guy named rodney atkins who wrote this song called "it's america." okay? >> listen to the words. >> beautiful. ♪ >> a little bit of music. i saw they were the cutest kids i've ever seen ♪
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in this front yard ♪ >> get ready, here we go. ♪ man, what a perfect picture postcard this would be, it's america ♪ it's a high school ong it's a & springsteen song it's a ride in a chevrolet ♪ >> come on! >> i don't know it, hoda. i can't sing along. >> you don't have to -- sing the melody. that's the whole point. read along with the bouncing oo head! >> people doo't know this song. i can't sing a song i've never heard? >> why? >> i don't know the melody. >> excuse me, hoda. >> there's a melody and then
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there are lyrics. >> just read. >> hi! >> hi, guys. >> tell me you're giving more of those photo books away? >> i'm lad you asked, because yes, we are. we're going to do another five to people at random at the end of the day on our page who continue to entertain us. >> what did they say about the hodaism? >> oh, my gosh. i'm just saying. turn it up. waittfor it, wait for it. the best hodaisms ever, she'll sign this and we'll pick at random. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you, sarah. what's up next? >> aidan quinn, who's so adorable. >> nd a great actor. film.ing we're going to talk to him, right after this. >> uh-huh.
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aidan quinn is an actor who personally and a high profile professionally. >> including "legends of the fall" starring anthony hopkins and brad pitt. >> i love that movie. >> and also "desperately seeking susan." look at you! >> now in this latest film call aidan plays the grown-up son of sarah, is it starzewski, among the 13,000 jewish families arrested in a two-day roundup in 1942. aidan, before we get to the movie coming out, i know, this week, you're also a new member of our family.
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welcome. >> welccme. >> welcome to nbc. >> "prime suspects" with the wonderful maria. >> she's terrific. tell us about your role? >> i play the lieutenant. head of the squad commander kind of like the head of the dog and pony show trying to sort out all the differences and the fights between people. keep the investigations rolling and stuff that internal cops -- >> you did not want to do it. >> you weren't into it, yeah. >> you weren't into it at all. >> because it involved moving to l.a. i was living in new york, no, i can't. just read it. read the part. do the actor thing. you know -- my part, my part, my part. i just read that and thought, hmm. this is good. then i represent the script. this is really good. then i went in, met peter berg and sarah, great writers. >> packed up and moved to xwlachlt l.a.
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or -- >> i'm going to go back andd forth. >> aren't you always feeling the pull and the shove, the pull and the shove? >> absolutely. >> this movie coming out this week, it's such a -- just a heavy movie, and it's about a subject we feel like we know a pot about, but in reality we don't know a lot about specifically what happened in this film. do we? >> we don't know a lot about how the french police -- not only collusion involved, how they rounded up 13,000 jews in two days in july n 1942 and put them in a stadium, and camps and place where is they just, the survivors were put on the train and to the concentration camps. >> this is the book first? >> this is the book, sold 5 million copies. it's been out for years, couldn't get it published for eight years and gave us the seal of approval. fell in love with it and so -- >> you play her child. right?
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that didn't know that -- i don't want to give anything away. >> i play the son, who kind of has a mystery thriller thing to it, finds out that he's not -- >> what he thought he was. >> in fact, that his mother was -pjewish and was involved in --t pnvolves an incident where she, as their rounding up their family, she locks her brother in a closet to hide him, and it's her efforts to try and get someone to go back there and get her brother. >> we wish you great luck with this film, aidan, and with the series. we're excited about that. >> amazing. >> yeah. >> absolutely. >> so are you. love you, aidan. >> thanks. >> opens in theaters on friday. >> in new york and l.a. what's up next? >>r outher eign riv show is up next, right after this. time to bring you webtastic.
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this week, 14-month-old mika who can't stop laughing. >> who thought dropping books could be so funny? check it out. >> put the books away. put the books away. here's the book. [ laughter ] >> here's this book.
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>> should we put this book away? >> put this one away? >> should we put these books away? >> that was too much! >> what about this one? [ laughter ] >> how precious! >> recognize baby mika, would laugh when we opened the letters, which we also featured. >> hello. >> we have big news. this is a news exclusive. yes. the big news is, they are pregnant again and their family doesn't know yet. now they do. >> oh, my gosh! >> they announced they're having another little baby. addinn to that giggly crew.
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>> he's going have the mmssiest little room for the rest of his life. i'm going to send him "the legend of --" coming up, keeping your kids outside and having fun.
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good morning to you. 10:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning, an fbi manhunt is under way for a bay area man accused of kidnapping his elderly mother from her home in oregon. police have been trying to track down 55-year-old marshall goldberg since may when his 85-year-old mother was first reported missing. goldberg was arrested in daly city in 2008 on suspicion of abusing his mother. four years earlier, he was ordered to stay away from her as part of a felony conviction. he may be driving a gold 1996 olds mobile are california license plate 3 scy 023.
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it's possible he is here in the bay area or perhaps in los angee le go>>'rine ing to take a quick break and we'll be right back with weather and traffic after this. sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
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good morning to you. boy, our temperatures are really climbing down in the south bay, at 77 degrees right now. 71 for fairfield. we're still holding onto the low 60s in san francisco. that marine layer very, very shallow this morning. what's left of it is now situated over daly city. we're really starting to clear out nicely.
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as a result, san francisco going to hit 82 degrees today. 96 in livermore. 87 degrees that on-shore flow will bring the fog back into the mix friday through the weekend. >> we're just getting word about activity right by the cylindra plant. page avenue at cato road, reports of fire equipment as well as police and maybe a bomb crew arriving on the scene. a lot of activity just off of there. we're watching as we track that incident and the suspicious package reported off the campus. we're looking for a smooth drive through the south bay. 85 at union, a little fuel spill causing slowdown at the accident. that was reported there about half an hour ago. tonight at midnight, this portion at tully, 101 closed in both directions. you'll be routed off the freeway and back on. laura, back to you.
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>> good to know, thank you very much, mike. for the latest updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. join us tomorrow morning for "today in the bay"" starting at 5:30. we're back on this thirsty thursday with more of "today" and making over your meals at home. >> talk to turky. nutritionist kimberly schneider, introduced us to these, and back with meal replacements. >> this segment is so interesting because we were talking about the before dishes out? you can do better? >> yes. start with breakfast. for nutrients and energy, but whhn you eat a huge breakfast it
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makinn you more tired. digestion takes up a huge amount of energy. this is a breakfast burrito, looks good. egg whites, water soluble protein, ingredient in -- >> how can you live on those? >> this is berry and starch and organize juice, like giving yourself a shot oo sugar. thaa's heavy. the better option is what you ladies are having. my signature drink called the smoothie. we need nutrients in the morning, it's blended. goes right into your system, all the vitamins, mineral, everything you need with fiber in it helping keep you full as wel well. later in the morning if you're still hungry, you can have oatmeal once in a while. heavy meals you tenn to need more caffeineeand snacks later >> and we heard coffee's good for you. five cups. i like it. >> kimberly, if i had this for
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lunch, turkey sandwich on wheat with a diet soda, a couple of & chip, i would think i'm doing well. >> diet soda, because something is zero calories doesn't mean it's healthy. diet coke has a lot of artificial flavors and very acidic helping us hold on to pounds. >> uubelievable. >> very dense. eating animal protein with starch and corn chip, basically breaks down into sugar in your body. i don't see egetables except this sad looking piece of lettuce. >> hey! >> it's not the worse we can do but we can do far better with this option. we can eat more because we're having a lot of -- >> that looks delicious. >> bran foods have fiber. >> you're a vegetarian, right? >> a lot of my clients are not. i do cook chicken for my clients. but having the chicken on the salad, easier to digest and the
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starch with the protein. you see how much more you get to eat and a international form of calorie resttiction. >> this looks great. wheat pasta. >> whole wheat, we know a lot of people are doing this and don't realize it. that curbs a lot of health issues. wheat isn't the best grain choice. it's lower in min ram, difficult to digest sprayed with >> ooh. what should we eat? >> this pasta, easy to find. find it in almost any market in coconut oil. >> i should taste it. never heard of this. >> speaking of metabolism, not storing body fat and is actually quite delicious, easy to find and a better cchice than the -pwwole wheat. >> it's good. delicious. a little mexican flavor to it. delicious. >> easy. &
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>> you did it again, girl. >> and the drinks. >> great to see youu thank you very much. up next, never look at thos& sad eyes again. we invite you to bring your four-legged members to stay. ah, should have brought -- >> i thought you were.
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time for "today'sstravel" and the hotels that invite you to bring the furriest member of your family along and i don't mean uncle fred for the ride. ffr all of you dog owners who
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can't bear to say good-bye, those day, over. "travel and leisure" magazine is with us, great ways for you and your pet. >> hard to leave them at the they look at thh window. mine tries to get in my suitcase. bambino gets in it. >> we have opportunities for you. the spa resort located on the shores of lake austin just outside of austin. actually picked as the top destination sppt. coming up in november, they have a special celebrity pampering package for your pet. bring in an animal behaviorist for your dog, leading to better behavior than when they arrived. offer 100 spa treatments, cooking demonstrations, nutrition related jeopardy, all sorts of fun things. >> can you bring your cats? >> you cannot bring cats, later we'll talk about what to do for cats. >> okay. >> move up north to vermont. what do they have there? >> most consider silvermont to
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be a wintertime location, but top notch, if you're a fitness buff, take a great hike and staffers put dog bones along the way, your dog amused the whole time. back at the hotel, can you have aadog massageewith lavender i swear. your dog will be very relaxed. leave your dog with a baby-sitter. >> the dog won't want to come home. >> that is actually free. >> and where else? >> west 46tt street. access to both the great museums and theater district that's wonderful about manhattan. the roomssare recently renovated, beautiful and modern and actually have a director of pet relations, a three pound pomeranian called ginger has is around during happy hour. greet you with complementary wine. if you want to be one with the animal kingdom, wear the robe
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that's in every room. >> getting a little kinky. >> move to the v.i.p. room. >> fun, at the ritz-carlton in beavercreek, a saint bernard. a v.i.p. bachelor pack. they give out a bandanna that's not here and all sorts of fun things. they have a golden retriever, a dog i grew up with. i love that. take a morning and ighttime hike to make sure your dog is amused the entire time. >> this is the fairmont, san francisco, a cool sunny degrees this week. this is not very hot and they offer an opportunity tore shoppers. designer pets and amenities in the room. his is a traveling water bag, a greaa fun rope toy. located in nob hill. easy access to the great restaurants in san francisco. >> they don't let the animals come and dine with you, though, do they?
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spaces, but can you have them in your room and take them on walks. >> and what about lola? >> here they are. holly and lola. >> opportunities -- >> of course, the dog lover. >> this is at the hyatt regency scottsdale, a more hot destination but a great there is the vegetable bruschetta. the dogs love it. frozen yogurt. these are pupcake. the dogs seem -- >> pup it cakecakes! >> they actual dloi a seafood parfait, with a garnish, starts in a glass mug. a beaatiful opportunity. look how much they love it. >> look at this. >> gosh. trying to ttke it away from -- >> they also have a water park. 27 holes of golffand a kids' club knop mattno matter what yo do bring your pets.& there are nine restaurants and bars for human beings.
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>> thank you so much. >> thank you. up next, it happens to the best of us.cnsummer acne solutip s grown-ups. >> oh embarrassing. >> right after this. did ou notice every summer
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your skin starts to change with the heat and humidity. you're like a lot of women who suffer from summertime breakouts. grace gould is here with solutions for skins of all types. is that your real name? >> yes. >> a lot of times, women wear a lot of makeup all day and sometimes i think that contributes to the breakout. is that part of the problem? >> it does. lay off tte foundation. ii sits on your skin, makes you much more prone 0 to breaking out. instead, go for the areas you need coverage. under the eye, around the nose. let the skin breathe. >> really? >> yes. >> okay. >> you have stuff on the tabll to help uu not break out this summer. cucumber wipes? >> yes, by a brand calmed yes to
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cucumbers and smell amazing. cucumbers are a natural stringent. you should use this when out on the beach or throughout the day. keeps you nice and refreshed. >> and cool. isn't it? keeps it moist? >> it does, yes. >> and actually, the sweat is not the issue. it's when sweat mixes with dirt and bacteria on your skin. that's what makes you break out. >> bacteria. yeah. >> i'm interested in this. this can zap a zit. zap it. >> it's called the no, no skin. if i can have your hand. you don't feel anything, right? >> that's heat and light &techn >> they have that, a machine. >> yes. it kills the bacteria causing that zit. the company claims up to an 81% clearance with 24 hours. i swear by this. i don't go anywhere without t. we have to get it.
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we're going it fight over this one. >> it's $180. it's well worth the price and you can use it on your body. you get embarrassing spots on your chest or or butt. >> oil does it work for that? >> that's uncle fred i was talking about. >> so your best friend if you have acne, a great choice froo choose if you want a gentle 1% or a more aggressive 2% treatment. very customize. >> once a day? >> once a day. oil of olay. >> they test realll well. sulfur, it's antibacteria. it's like giving yourself a sanitizing treatment. >> okay. >> the om thing with sulfur it can smell a little like eggs. >> ooh. >> use the cucumber. >> i found a mask here by olay professionals they put almond
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oil in here. so that makes ittsmell good. if you're out on the beach all day, you're sweating. a great thing to do is use a toner mist, just like this, all over. >> it's a real issue. >> it's very -- this issby john master's organics. >> that smells beautiful. >> very refreshing. >> that's important. 30 seconds. >> yeah. >> but you want a fluid, if you're putting it on your face and i love this, lancome, spf p0. i can show you on your hand. you see, you want that more runny texture if you're putting it on your face, because it absorbs instantly, oil-free, dermatologist tested. >> oh, yeah. completely oil-free. >> and the hand sanitizers, the biggest causes of acne, toucciig your face. >> so much great schooling. up next, summer toys that are so much fun your kids will fight you for them. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> oh, nbc! adorable.
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turn off the tv. >> don't turn off the tv. but unplug the wii games. time to get your kids outside. >> wait until it cools off a little. lori shack, co-publisher, ways to keep your kids entertained in the great outdoors. >> great summer toys. we start with these really cool cars. >> show us what you got. >> go, michael! go! >> right there. awesome speed and go through -- right. all right. >> cool cars. >> okay. >> now do it. >> yeah. >> wow. >> oh! pretty cool. >> takes the laser often and they're great un. indoor, outdoor, really cool. brand new. >> what's miya doing over here? >> miya, on a -- lemonnde on a
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saturday. we have wonderful lemonade. it's a beautiful stand and it comes with the cups and the o o pitcher and i think mmya's got some lemonade to share with youu >> oh, thank you! >> how sweet. >> i'm going to give mine to -- thank you, honey. thank you. >> they're collecting money. a little business girl. >> and michael and emma are on the playup teeter-totter. kind of like a modern version of the teeter-totter, we can take it right into our own backyard. it's made to be outside, sturdy, nice, bii handles and nice and easy to clean. >> i like it. >> okay. >> over here -- >> going campingg cool. >> backyard safari outfitters. kids love the outdoors and love to play. they can get all this gear. our camouflage on their vests. they have a compass. >> nautical. >> it really helps them get outside and explore. all kinds of gear for them to use. >> all right. >> okay.
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let's go to -- everyone loves this. this is the -- automatic -- usually running around at are the darts stick to them. >> they don't hurt? really, really cool. >> and for you, we have -- you hold them like this. this is for the kids to start sparring. so you want -- that's exactly what you do. it make as soundd you have to hit them -- >> okay. >> well, they are lots of fun. >> okayy okay. >> back away from this area. no. water, water. >> wait. first let's talk about the beach. you know? it's great when we can go to the beach and play in the sand, but we have this little i love. places to sit. when you're done at night you can cover it up and, of course,
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if you're going to play in the sand you need great sand toys. we have all of these sand toys. a cupcake maker for sand. >> i love it. >> an icecream maker. >> that's so cute. >> isn't this cute? >> adorable. >> that's what chevon is doing, making yummy, sandy sweets to share with everyone. >> let's ge on to little sarah. >> sarah, stay away from hoda'ss hair! >> love super soakers. these are auuomatic. all you have to do, get a steady stream of water, you can see, you can soak the kids. i love super soakers in a thunderstorm. >> don't get hoda! >> going to be a long day. >> okay. >> okay. so -- we love the summer. we love the water. water balloons. >> oh, my. >> we can put it in our launcher. that is like your worst nightmare. wait. you throw it or you pull the trigger? >> you throw it. p> are you sure? you guy, i want to apologize. >> throwing it at you?
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>> come here, kid. hold on. >> ready? >> kids, right here. >> ready, set -- come on, you are guys. makeovers. >> and koala bears!& , odeyb >> niie talking to you. >> oh!
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